The Washington Times - February 14, 2011, 11:52AM

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.”

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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.

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