Lindsey Graham to Donald Trump: Thanks for the new phone

23 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Lindsey Graham Says Donald Trump Is A Liar.

During a Wednesday interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump said that he believes the verbal sparring he is currently engaged in with the rest of the Republican field is appropriate behavior for a presidential candidate but would change his tone if he is elected Commander-in-Chief.

The governor urged him to drop out of the race, and called him a blight on the party, spewing “a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.” Perry ramped up his attacks in a Wednesday speech in Washington, calling Trump an existential threat to the Republican Party and pitching himself as a leader who’ll embolden and empower Americans with conservative principles. “Donald Trump’s candidacy is a cancer on conservatism, and it must be clearly diagnosed, excised and discarded,” said Perry. “It cannot be pacified or ignored, for it will destroy a set of principles that has lifted more people out of poverty than any force in the history of the civilized world –the cause of conservatism.” Perry called Trump’s campaign “a barking carnival act” built on stereotypes and divisive rhetoric, peddling the poison of resentment as a false cure for real problems. “He has piqued the interest of some Republican voters who have legitimate concerns about a porous border and broken immigration system,” said Perry. “But instead of offering those voters leadership or solutions, he has offered fear and soundbites. This cannot stand.” Perry has taken every opportunity he can to attack Trump, and his latest condemnation is the rhetorical peak of weeks of sniping between the two candidates on TV and Twitter. John McCain (R-Ariz.) being a war hero. “He’s just making that story up like he makes a lot of things up,” Graham said Wednesday afternoon on CNN. “The idea that I need his help to get on Fox News will not withstand scrutiny.” Trump replied to Graham’s “jackass” remark by going to the senator’s home state of South Carolina and revealing the senator’s private cell number to the crowd.

When Trump said most Hispanic immigrants were rapists and criminals, Perry denounced him for falsely demeaning them, though the governor erroneously claimed last July that undocumented immigrants committed more than 3,000 murders in six years. He also told his audience that Graham once phoned him to request that he put in a good word for him to Fox News. “I think Donald Trump is a political car wreck.

Trump in response criticized Perry’s handling of last year’s border surge and said “he should be ashamed of himself.” But as Perry tries to re-brand himself as an experienced leader with thoughtful solutions-–and bolster his poll numbers to make the first primary debate–-there is a question of whether his crusade against Trumpism will defeat the beast or feed it. People slow down to look at the wreck but they eventually move on… He will fade over time… There is no way he can win a national election as a Republican or any other title because America is a good place… We appreciate people like John McCain. A recent Washington Post/ABC poll has Trump leading the GOP field with 24 percent, while Perry garnered 4 percent. “For the same reason that professional boxers won’t step into the ring with unorthodox fighters, professional candidates shouldn’t engage with unorthodox candidates,” said Fehrnstrom. “Let this moment pass.” Others say Perry should ride the Trump wave as far as he can–-for his sake and the party’s.

I was called names by somebody, so… [shrugs shoulders] Somebody that’s hitting me, saying what a bad guy I am, is up in my office asking for money — TRUMP: No, I think it’s a little bit different right now. Bush administration official who introduced Perry, praised him for “drawing attention to Donald Trump,” as if the mogul wasn’t doing enough of that himself. “Let [Trump] be onstage in the debate, but let’s isolate him by denouncing forcefully what he’s saying, because it’s insulting and it’s baseless.” said Aguilar during a policy panel before Perry’s speech. Whether or not Perry keeps waging a war on Trumpism, he’ll have to hope America becomes disenchanted with the Donald before it sinks the governor’s campaign.

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