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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Friday said President Obama lost the “respect” of Americans by overstating the impact of the across-the-board sequestration budget cuts.

Speaking at a South Carolina Republican dinner, Paul noted that many of the catastrophic outcomes of the sequester that the president had warned against prior to the cuts going into effect had not taken effect.

“I think people saw through it and saw it frankly as a charade. They saw that he was playing games. And I think he’s losing respect from the public for this,” he said.