Savannah Guthrie – Rand Paul Interview Gone Wrong – Was Guthrie Bullied?

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Savannah Guthrie interviewed Senator Rand Paul on The Today Show on April 8, 2015, following his recent announcement he will be running for President of the United States. At least that’s what it was supposed to be. Instead Paul tried to make it a lesson on how he should be interviewed. The end result, Savannah Guthrie was trending on twitter and Rand lost millions of votes for his bully like ways.

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The interview was moving along when Guthrie pointed out that Rand Paul’s view point has seemed to change over the years, saying,

“Iran was not a threat, now you say it is, you once proposed ending foreign aid to Israel, you now support it, at least for the time being and you once wanted to drastically wanted to cut defense spending and now you want to increase it 16%. So I just wonder if you have mellowed out.”

Of course, you couldn’t completely hear Guthrie because Rand was too busy speaking over her saying, no, no, no.

Rand then ranted,

“Why don’t we let me explain rather than talking over me, okay. Before we go through a litany of things you say I’ve changed on why don’t you ask me a question, ‘have I changed my opinion?'” Guthrie then asked, “Have you changed your opinion?” Guthrie was then interrupted by Paul saying, “No no, no, no, no, no that would be sort of a better way to approach it.” You’ve editorialized – let me answer a question. You ask a question and you say, “have your views changed instead of editorializing and saying, ‘your views have changed.'”

Rand answered the questions but viewers didn’t hear him because they were too busy slamming him on twitter saying things like:

“Sen. Paul also accused Savannah Guthrie of “talking over him” when he kept interrupting her questions. He was rude, snide, arrogant.”

“Rand Paul, you literally JUST started campaigning, so it is probably not a good idea to scream at Savannah Guthrie on National TV.”

Check out the video on the next page. And of course, leave a comment and let us know if you think Rand stands a chance of making it as President of the United States.

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  1. James Davis

    April 8, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    He absolutely wasn’t bullying her. The premise of her question was insulting and wrong. He then paused and waited for her to stop; she didn’t, so he said she should ask him for his position rather than mis-characterizing it.

    If this is the only the thing that Paul-opponents can bring up against him, he is going to do very well for himself in 2016.

  2. DA Vick

    April 8, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    My comment is awaiting moderation. What I wrote initially that seems not to be posted properly is: My perception was the interviewer was the bully. What was she trying to prove by not asking one question at a time and not giving adequate time to answer? She seemed rushed and rude.

  3. DA Vick

    April 8, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    My perception was the interviewer was the bully. What was she trying to prove by asking one question at a time and giving adequate time to answer. Very poor interviewing skills.

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