Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attacked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his “message” that he described as “not a good message for us and it will catch up with us.”
Graham argued that if Trump is the GOP nominee, then Hillary Clinton will be the inevitable president of the United States.
Partial transcript as follows:
GRAHAM: “I think Jeb has criticized his policies. Let’s just put think it way. How long have we been doing this? 20 years. Donald Trump is most unelectable Republican I’ve seen in my lifetime. He’s got an 81% disapproval rating with Hispanics, with growth potential. What did we learn in 2012? We’re pissing the Hispanic community off because we’re talk about illegal immigration. The answer to deportation is not self-deportation including kids the millennials trump is going nowhere.”
SCARBOROUGH: “He’s a brilliant politician.”
GRAHAM: “For Democrats?”
SCARBOROUGH: “For Republicans too. He’s stomping everybody by 20 points in most states.”
GRAHAM: “He’s doing well with those people that believe that angry for good reason but 75 percent of his voters believe Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya.
SCARBOROUGH: “You don’t think he can turn the corner and be brilliant.”
GRAHAM: “I don’t think you can convince Hispanics after what you said that you love him.”
BARNICLE: “If you had to put a percentage on it, if you could put a percentage on it what percentage of Republican primary voters are more angry about conditions in the country or more angry that Barack Obama is president of the United States?”
GRAHAM: “I think there’s a percentage of our people that have a hard time accepting Obama to be president. He’s driven our party crazy. He started, if he had governed like he campaigned it would be different but he’s gone so extreme in many areas that people in our party at least a fraction of them are just so upset by him and Obama is — excuse me trump is feeding in to that. What is his campaign about? What is Donald Trump’s campaign about?”
BRZEZINSKI: “I could tell you his message.”
GRAHAM: “His message is not a good message for us and it will catch up with us. If you want to make Hillary Clinton president of the United States, vote for Donald Trump. Dishonest beats crazy.”
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