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Former Crain's Detroit Business Publisher Calls Rand Paul 'Bed-Wetting Snowflake'

Ron Fournier, formerly the editor and publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business, called U.S. Sen. Rand Paul a “bed-wetting snowflake” on Twitter.

Fournier was replying to a Tweet by Paul describing how Paul got away from an “angry mob” of over 100 people in Washington D.C. after the Republican National Convention.

Paul was also at the softball practice in 2017 when left-wing activist James Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican politicians, according to CNN.

In 2017, Rand’s neighbor attacked him and broke six of his ribs, according to the Associated Press.

On July 16, 2020, Fournier wrote a column in the Detroit News about being offended when “a curly-haired blonde girl — maybe 7 years old” mocked him for wearing a face mask.

Fournier, who now works for the public relations firm Truscott Rossman, appears to have taken down the tweet.


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