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Graham: Hillary Clinton Would ‘Beat’ Donald Trump ‘Like a Drum’

Monday on CNN, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pointed out since 62 percent of the people said they would not vote for Donald Trump under any circumstance that means Hillary Clinton would beat Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “like a drum.”

Graham  said, “We’re a party that has two problems, a problem with women voters, and I think we can do much better with women voters. We have a problem with Hispanics. I think Mr. Trump’s approach, with all due respect, is not helping our party with women, particularly young women. And his rhetoric about illegal immigration is so over the top. If I was a young woman or a Hispanic watching this debate I think I’d have been pretty turned off by Mr. Trump and the question is does it bleed over to all of us.”

He continued, “I’d hold my nose and vote for him but we’d get killed. Hillary Clinton would beat him like a drum. This message of his. 62% of the people said they would not vote for Donald Trump under any circumstance. I think that’s probably an accurate poll and over time will grow. But it’s up to the party to decide how to deal with this. I really think to be in the next debate you ought to commit you’re not going to run as an independent. Why would we want to give a spot to somebody who’s not sure if they’ll wind up running against us or not. This is up to party leadership in that regard.”

“I hope the Republican party will do two things — we’ll distance ourselves from this rhetoric. People have been tiptoeing around criticizing Mr. Trump. I think we should say this is not who we are as a party when it comes to women and it’s not a viable approach to immigration, to keep the party viable in 2016 in a time when I think we have a good chance to win. But if I were a young woman I would be offended. If i were Hispanic, I would think well, our party really doesn’t like us if we don’t push back against this rhetoric. I don’t think most illegal immigrants are rapist or drug dealers. I thinker that they are good hardworking people and we need to create order out of chaos,” he added.

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