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Rand Paul said he was nearly killed by a “crazed mob” last night… video shows the exact opposite

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky narrowly escaped death last night as he was walking back to his hotel from the White House after Donald Trump’s RNC speech.

At 12:39 in the morning, Paul tweeted: “Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House. Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”

A crazed mob of over 100 people that tried to kill him?! That definitely sounds very, very scary. Not to mention, incredibly dangerous. We’re glad the antigay senator and his wife made it out alive.

Oh, wait… What’s that? There’s video, you say?

Why, yes. Yes, there is. And it turns out, Rand’s account of what happened is a complete fabrication.

Not long after he claimed he and his wife were nearly murdered in cold blood in the streets of Washington, DC, numerous videos began circulating that showed a very different scenario.

Footage shows Rand walking alongside his wife and completely surrounded by a wall of police while a group of about a dozen reporters and perfectly peaceful protestors snap photos, shout questions, and plead with the senator to speak up in support of Black Lives Matter.

There were no pitchforks. There were no torches. Neither Paul nor his wife were ever touched during the police escort, though one officer who was protecting them did get jostled by a protester at one point.

After the videos surfaced, people began calling out Paul on Twitter for being a liar and drama queen.

Then this morning, Paul–looking awfully tired, we might add–doubled down on his “I was nearly killed!” narrative when he went on Fox & Friends to call for the “paid anarchists” who threatened his life to be imprisoned.

Seriously, this man can have a whole stadium of seats.

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