Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calling George W. Bush “a liar” and tying the Bush administration to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks was “Michael Moore stuff.”
Partial transcript as follows:
STEPHANOPOULOS: You are also state of South Carolina, a big primary coming up this weekend Saturday. You’re behind Governor Bush, Jeb Bush and his candidacy. You been leading the charge with him against Donald Trump. He still has a pretty big lead in your state, can he be stopped in South Carolina?
GRAHAM: Well all I can say is he’s become the Michael Moore candidate of the Republican Party. At the end of the day, I don’t know what’s going to happen here. Jeb is definitely surging. Donald Trump will not win the nomination. So if you want to get a replacement for Justice Scalia, a conservative, one nominate a conservative, which Trump is not. But also nominate someone who can win. Donald Trump cannot get 270 electoral votes. What he said about George W. Bush being a lair and that that Bush administration are the cause for 9/11 is Michael Moore stuff. I hope that will bite him here. I think it will. But when you add up all the things has said and done, he’s unfit to be president of the United States. If we nominate Donald Trump we’re giving not only the Supreme Court nominations to the Democrats but control of the government.
STEPHANOPOULOS: You would still support him?
GRAHAM: I got to really re-evaluate after what he said about George W. Bush. There is just the kooky people of the world The mainstream Democratic Party opposition of Bush, didn’t go where Donald Trump went. So I’ll have to think about what it means to have somebody running as the nominee of the Republican Party to accuse the past president of willfully lying about the facts and circumstances of Iraq and being responsible for 9/11 that’s something that really only comes from the kook part of America.
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