On CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered his reaction to his opponent GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s proposed halt on allowing Muslims to enter the United States.
Graham said he’d rather Republicans lose without Trump than win with Trump and declared him to be a “race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot.”
Graham also took aim at another one of his opponents, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), for not being willing to condemn Trump for his remarks.
“So what Ted Cruz did is ignore the moral imperative here to speak out,” he continued. “He’s trying to get all the Trump people when Trump falls. He’s trying to get all the Carson people when they fall. What I’m trying to do is be a president worthy of a great nation and a great party. This doesn’t cut it for me. This is not a policy debate, Ted. This is about you and us and our character as a party. Up your game. Condemn it because it needs to be condemned.”
Graham went on and touted his knowledge of the Middle East and what needed to be done with regards to winning over those who reject the ideology of radical Islam, part of which involved Donald Trump.
“You know how you make America great again?” Graham said. “Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.”
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