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Graham: Trump’s ‘Temperament, His Judgment, His Policy Choices Are Not Going To Make Us Safe’


Wednesday on CNN’s “At This Hour,” while commenting on reactions to the mass shooting terror attack in Orlando, FL, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) criticized presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for his temperament, judgment and policy choices.

Graham said, “I think Trump respond poorly, He responded poorly. I think Clinton responded poorly. I think President Obama — Obama’s speech yesterday made me want to throw up… It was a lecture about radical Islam. I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan 37 times. The people in the region like me and trust me. They know that I want to be a good partner. I want a partner with people in the faith to destroy radical Islam. Fellow Muslims are our best allies. When Trump talks about the faith he inside no idea what he’s doing. When President Obama says he can’t say the obvious, he has no idea what he’s doing. I’m disappointed in all three. I wish we had a political mulligan when it came to picking president, but we don’t.”

He continued, “I think it’s dangerous to declare war on the entire faith. It makes it hard to partner people in faith, the biggest victims.”

Asked about Trump’s response to Orlando, he added, “I think the way he’s handled this has made me more unnerved, more unnerved. After Orlando, I’m unnerved to hear that Donald Trump talks about a Muslim bans as a way to solve a problem when he clearly doesn’t understand how to win this war. I don’t think President Obama understands how to win this war, and apparently, Secretary Clinton doesn’t either, in my view. But the guy in the Republican party— I’m trying to be as honest with you as I know how— I think his temperament, his judgment, his policy choices are not going to make us safe. I think it makes it worse. I don’t see Hillary Clinton suggesting anything new. The reason ISIL is on the rampage and came about anyway was poor policy choices by President Obama. We deteriorated our ability to defend ourselves. We’ve turned the war into a crime.”

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