Following US President Donald Trump’s historic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) quickly emerged as the most prominent defender of this demonstration of friendship between the two nations pitted against each other by the deep state and liberal media.

“The hatred for the president is so intense that partisans would rather risk war than give diplomacy a chance… This has got to stop. This is crazy hatred of the president. We don’t have to have war, we can still have engagement,” Paul said on the Senate floor last month.

In recent weeks, Paul has emerged as a point man to continue dialogue with the Russians. He traveled to Moscow early in the week where he made a deal to bring top Russian politicians over to the United States for a diplomatic mission. He also served as a courier for Trump, hand-delivering a letter directly to Putin.

What was previously considered common diplomacy has turned into treason and sedition from the regressive left. Paul was attacked by deranged left-wing terrorists twice in 2017 alone but maintains the resolve to conduct potentially dangerous foreign affairs, even as Democrats re-create McCarthyist hysteria. This is how Paul is proving himself to be the Senate’s top nationalist leader.

Paul is not just leading on Russia. He is in Trump’s ear on a wide variety of issues as well. On the issue of Iran, Paul has been influential in making sure that the mistakes of Iraq and Libya are not recreated there.

“Rand Paul has persuaded the president that we are not for regime change in Iran,” an unnamed Trump administration aide told Politico.

Although Trump has many hawkish advisors always by his side, the fact that Paul is apparently beating them out in terms of influence should give a sigh of relief to conservatives and libertarians that were concerned about Trump’s bona fides.

“He actually at gut level has the same instincts as Rand Paul,” the aide said of Trump.

The fact that Paul has Trump’s ear, instead of Bush-era warmonger John Bolton and other administration hawks, is great news for anyone who supports ‘America First’ policies and does not want any more US blood and treasure spilled needlessly in the Middle East.

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