Rep. Ron Paul, appearing on CNN Monday morning, defended himself against comments made over the weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference by real estate magnate Donald Trump, who is considering a run for the 2012 GOP Republican presidential nomination.
Trump, who was a surprise addition to the lineup of speakers at the three-day gathering, told a group of booing Ron Paul backers that “Ron Paul cannot get elected, I’m sorry to tell you.”
Paul, a longtime member of the U.S. House, questioned whether Trump, who’s never run for office before, should throw stones.
“I’ve won 11 times … I don’t know whether he has earned the right to criticize somebody for not winning an election when I don’t know how many elections he’s won himself,” Paul said.
Here’s the interview: