Despite his and his team’s efforts, Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has simply not taken off.  The global unrest and Islamic terrorist threat work against him in this cycle, and he’s clearly shaken by how little support he has managed to acquire.  In addition to refusing to appear in the undercard debate, Rand is now taking a stand against Donald Trump.

In an interview on The Alan Colmes Show, he vowed to spend his “every waking hour” to “try to stop Donald Trump.”

The Hill reports:

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul on Thursday pleged to spend “every waking hour” trying to keep rival Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination.

“Donald Trump takes us in the wrong direction. He would be a disaster. We’ll be slaughtered in a landslide,” Paul said in an interview on the Alan Colmes radio show, as first reported by BuzzFeed. “That’s why my every waking hour is to try to stop Donald Trump from being our nominee.”

“I think we, the Republican Party, becomes the party of angry people that insinuate that most immigrants are drug dealers or rapists, that’s a terrible direction for our party,” he said.

“We’re never going to grow as a party. We’re never going to increase our vote among the Hispanic population, the black population, among women — all those things we need to expand our party.”

Listen to the clip:

Rand’s comments are apparently focused only on the primaries because he did also state that if Trump wins the nomination he will support him out of party loyalty.

“I’m a Republican, and I think if you don’t support the nominee, it harms even those like myself. Because, for example, I was not the establishment pick when I ran for the U.S. Senate, but I agreed I would support them if they won, but they also agreed to support me, so it works both ways.”

“It sounds terrible, ‘Oh you’re going to support Donald Trump,’ but I expect Donald Trump to support me as well if I win.”

[Featured image via The Hill]