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Jon Stewart: Even Hillary thinks Rand Paul took too long to say he’s running for president

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It’s one thing to build up to a big announcement, Daily Show host Jon Stewart said on Tuesday, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) overdid it when he took about an hour to take the stage for his own presidential announcement.

“At this point, Hillary Clinton was like ‘Just announce, already, please,” Stewart joked.

The Tea Party favorite formally entered the presidential race during a lengthy event in Louisville, which got off to an awkward start when former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK) mentioned Paul being “elected the next United States of America.”

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“I knew that Rand Paul had some unconventional ideas,” Stewart said, before stopping to laugh at a picture of a stretchy-faced Paul literally being “the next United States of America.”

The Paul announcement was also preceded by a series of video packages detailing both his policy positions and his relationship with his wife, including one that contained footage of Stewart talking about the senator.

“Thirty minutes into the show, I had said more at this event than the guy who was there to announce his candidacy for president,” Stewart observed.

Stewart also took note of the fact that Paul’s speech apparently moved one young man enough to flex his muscles.

“‘Hulk angry! Hulk angry at overwhelming government surveillance state!'” he joked, puffing up his shoulders to imitate the Paul fan. “‘Hulk want audit the Fed!'”

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Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.

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Rep. Guy Lorin Reschenthaler (R-PA) was grilled by a Fox News host on Sunday after he ducked a question about whether he saw any presidential misconduct in Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.

"Was there any testimony provided during Intel or Judiciary hearings that concerned you about how President Trump conducts himself and conducts business as president?" Fox News host Arthel Neville asked.

"What concerns me is Hunter Biden was getting paid $50,000," Reschenthaler opined before being interrupted by the Fox News host.

"I asked you about President Trump," she said. "Please stick to President Trump. He's the one who's on trial, sir."

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy" the founders of Fusion GPS,  which was behind the Steele report which led to an investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, slapped down claims made by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made during the House Judiciary Committee hearings this past week.

Host Joy Reid began by sharing a clip of the Ohio Republican's rant during the Trump impeachment hearings, where he claimed, "The guy who write the dossier was, quote, 'desperate to stop Trump.' The dossier they are using to get a warrant to further spy on the Trump campaign didn't tell the court the guy who wrote the dossier was working for the Clinton campaign."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that President Donald Trump should release his tax returns but defended the president's court battle to keep his financial information private.

Graham made the remarks during an interview on the CBS News program Face the Nation.

"This is the first impeachment trial being driven by partisan politicians," Graham complained, "conducted behind closed doors, the testimony was selectively leaked, the president was denied the ability to participate in the House hearing and I want to end it. I have nothing but disdain for this. I'm trying to make myself clear, what you're doing in the House is bad for the presidency."

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