Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul thinks a Donald Trump win would be an “utter and absolute disaster” – and he’s ready to use a “yo momma” joke or two to bring him down.
In a recent appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” the Kentucky senator got a chance to talk about how he really feels about the real estate mogul with whom he’s feuded for months. (NBC News got a sneak peek at some clips – watch them here and here.)
In one segment with Wilmore, Paul was challenged to answer questions about Trump truthfully – for the reward of stickers for “keeping it 100 percent real.” The punishment for untruths: tea bags, signalling, of course, “weak tea.”
Asked whether or not be hates “the Donald,” Paul offered a characteristic deadpan: “I really love Donald Trump.”
“I think he’s hilarious,” he added. “He’s in the wrong sort of arena now. I mean, he would be great in sort of the arena of television.”
Wilmore dubbed that answer not quite worthy of a prize. “You didn’t keep it 100. You kept it 70.”
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But Paul was more candid in answering the question of whether he’d serve as Trump’s running mate.
“It would be an utter and absolute disaster and I would want no part of it,” said Paul.
“That,” came Wilmore’s rejoinder, “is how you keep it 100.”
In another part of the segment, Wilmore suggested that Paul could use the most classic of insulting jokes – of the “yo momma” genre – during Wednesday CNBC night’s debate to torpedo Trump’s momentum.
“What do you think, like, ‘Your mother wears army boots,’ would that work or not?” Paul tried at first.
The comedian gave Paul an assist, offering a prompt: “Your momma’s so stupid, she thinks pound cake is … ?”
Paul replied: “A vegetable?”
Sick burn, senator.
Paul’s full interview will air on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” early next week.