Friday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said ISIS loves his rival, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s idea of “seize oil for the benefit of America” because it would be a huge “recruiting opportunity.”
Graham said, “Well number one, Donald Trump’s plan to destroy ISIS is the most ill-conceived, insanely dangerous idea I have ever heard. Worse than Obama. I never thought I would hear myself say that there is a Republican running for office that’s got a worse idea when it comes to radical Islam than Obama. So here is what is going to happen with Mr. Trump—people are going to say, well is it really smart to go to Iraq and Syria and take their oil for our benefit? Will that destroy ISIS? I dont think so. I think ISIS Loves Donald Trump’s idea of having American soldiers taking Mid East oil for our benefit. How big of a recruiting opportunity do you think that would be? It puts Israel, King of Jordan, all our allies at risk. This is an insanely dangerous idea. That will embolden ISIS and put everybody in the Mid East against us. Turn our allies, put our friends at risk.”
“If you knew anything about the Mid East, if you knew anything about destroying ISIS, you would never suggest we are going to seize oil for the benefit of America in the Mid East,” he added.
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