Speaking at a campaign event in South Carolina today, Donald Trump lashed out at few GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Saying that Graham “doesn’t seem as bright as Rick Perry,” Trump went on to read to the crowd what appeared to be Graham’s personal cell phone number.
Graham recently blasted The Donald for saying John McCain was not a war hero.
Graham’s campaign camp responded saying, “Trump continues to show hourly that he is ill-prepared to be commander in chief” and that the “two people most excited about Donald Trump’s candidacy are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.”
UPDATE – Graham posted this to his Twitter account this afternoon:
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With the announcement of Sen. Lindsey Graham’s 2016 bid for president, the Human Rights Campaign would like to remind you of his positions on LGBT issues.
And suffice to say, the news is NOT good. Check it out below.
By the way, I think it bears mentioning that unsubstantiated rumors have swirled for years that Graham may be a closeted gay man. I have no proof that the life-long bachelor is gay, but if so it would be the height of hypocrisy.
Either Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is finally coming out, or he’s announcing his run for the 2016 GOP nomination for president this morning.
Graham will bring the number of declared GOP candidates to eight. Rick Perry will make it nine later this week. Still to declare: Scott Wilson, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush.
With the addition of Graham, that will bring the total number of announced GOP candidates to eight.
Still waiting on expected announcements from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Wilson, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
UPDATE: The AP has this clip from Graham’s announcement today. In his announcement, Graham says he has more national security experience than anyone else in the presidential race adding, “And that includes you, Hillary.”
He also threw this red meat to the followers, “I’ll be a voice for social conservative values without apology or animosity.”