Wow! That is a strong statement from Lindsey Graham regarding his fellow Republican.
My question is, if Trump is a “race-bating, xenophobic religious bigot” as Graham calls him, then is Graham calling the thousands of Republicans at Trump’s rallys racists and xenophobic, and religious bigots too? We all know they are, but hearing another Republican call them out is something to take note of. Is Graham is calling these people – the same people who wholeheartedly endorse Trump’s crazy positions – is Graham calling them racists too?
In a segment of the interview, Graham admitted that he’d “rather lose without Donald Trump than try to win with him. I wish he would leave the party. I don’t care if he wins the 2016 election.” He continued to say that Trump’s presence in the race now goes beyond the 2016 election, and that “this is about the country of the future and our party.”
After that, the interview shifted to how Ted Cruz declined to rebuke Trump as strongly as others have by only saying it was “not [his] policy,” to which Graham said that Cruz had a “moral imperative” to blast Trump’s proposal, going beyond a debate on policy. Graham assumed this was part of Cruz’s supposed plan to wait for Trump and Ben Carson to fall so he can absorb their numbers into his campaign.
“This is not a policy debate, Ted,” Graham said. “This is about you and us and our character as a party. Up your game. Condemn it because it needs to be condemned.”0