Ron Paul spars with NYT reporter on Colbert Report
Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) appeared via video feed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report on Tuesday to talk about his favorite topic: monetary policy and why the government should return to the gold standard.
Host Stephen Colbert brought New York Times reporter David Leonhardt to serve as a debate partner for Paul. Leonhardt attempted to counter Paul’s concerns by noting that inflation is not a concern at the moment due to the economic downturn. Colbert continually interjected with jokes, trying to force both Paul and Leonhardt into absurd statements, but the Texas congressman stuck largely to his message throughout the exchange.
Watch the video below:
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