Lindsey Graham: If Trump ‘Doesn’t Call Himself a Genius, Nobody Else Will’

Monday on ABC’s “The View,” when asked about President Donald Trump’s tweet saying he was a “stable genius,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said  that if Trump didn’t call himself a genius, “nobody else will.”

Partial transcript as follows:

BEHAR: Saturday Trump called himself quote “like really smart” and a stable genius. Do you think he’s like really smart and a stable genius?

GRAHAM:  I think this, if he doesn’t call himself a genius, nobody else will.

NAVARRO: That was funny.

GRAHAM: The first thing I want to tell you he beat me like a drum. He ran against 17 Republicans and crushed us all. He ran against a Clinton machine and won. So all I can say is you can say anything you want to say about the guy. I said he was xenophobic race-baiting religious bigot. I ran out of things to say. He won. Guess what he’s our president.

BEHAR:  You’re calling him a xenophobic religious bigot?

GRAHAM: I did during the campaign.

BEHAR:  Yeah you did.

NAVARRO: Is he still all those things?

GRAHAM: In my view he is my president and doing a good job on multiple fronts. Again I’ll tell you why. I went into this thing not voting. I didn’t vote for the guy.


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