Oh My God, Just Look How Awkward Rand Paul Was Acting Around Trump

*Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays*

President Trump gathered media in the White House on Thursday to watch him sign an executive order on health care. The measure, which could radically transform Obamacare, is a very important one and BuzzFeed News has a whole story on it you can read here.

President Trump gathered media in the White House on Thursday to watch him sign an executive order on health care. The measure, which could radically transform Obamacare, is a very important one and BuzzFeed News has a whole story on it you can read here.

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This story is not about that. This story is about just how hella awkward Sen. Rand Paul was during the ceremony.

This story is not about that. This story is about just how hella awkward Sen. Rand Paul was during the ceremony.

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First, though, some context.

First, though, some context.

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The Kentucky senator's refusal to support the most recent GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was one of the reasons Congressional Republicans couldn't muster enough votes to enact an overhaul of the health care system. (Unlike some moderate Republicans, Paul didn't believe the repeal effort went far enough).

Here’s the play-by-play. Paul is happily chatting away when who should enter? The mother flipping president.

Here's the play-by-play. Paul is happily chatting away when who should enter? The mother flipping president.

Trump moves to pat Paul on the shoulder, who leans away ever so slightly.

Trump moves to pat Paul on the shoulder, who leans away ever so slightly.

At one point, Paul stares straight ahead as he claps.

At one point, Paul stares straight ahead as he claps.

He then stops clapping as others around him continue to applaud.

He then stops clapping as others around him continue to applaud.

He stares down.

He stares down.

And then, as he continues to avoid the most powerful man in the country standing behind him, Paul breathes in deeply.

And then, as he continues to avoid the most powerful man in the country standing behind him, Paul breathes in deeply.

Just some completely normal faces for a member of the president’s own party to make around him.

Just some completely normal faces for a member of the president's own party to make around him.

“President Trump is doing what I believe is the biggest free-market reform in a generation,” Paul said, commending Trump on his “boldness.”

Trump even had a little fun with the fact Paul was backing him on health care for once.

“I can say, when you get Rand Paul on your side, it has to be positive, that I can tell you,” Trump said to laughs in the room. “Boy, I was just saying as he's getting up and saying all these wonderful things about what we're going to be announcing, I said, boy, that's pretty unusual. I'm very impressed.”

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/usnews.xml

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