Ron Paul has gone Hollywood.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” the presidential hopeful took a swipe at his GOP rivals telling the crowd that Michele Bachmann “hates Muslims.”
When asked by host Jay Leno what he thought of his rivals, Paul shook his head, slowed his voice and said, “she doesn’t like Muslims, she hates them, she wants to go get ‘em” — in reference to the comments Bachmann has made on the campaign trail over her willingness to attack Iran over its suspected nuclear program.
The comment was especially surprising for Paul, who up until now has shied away from personal attacks.
The comment even left the audience and host Jay Leno momentarily stunned.
In reference to Rick Santorum, Paul said he can’t stop talking about “gay people and Muslims.”