Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Bluffton, S.C., at a campaign event July 21st 2015. During speech Donald Trump gives out his rival Sen. Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number to millions of his supporters. Donald Trump Attacks Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes. Unrepentant, unleashed, on attack. update: Sen. Lindsey Graham posts satirical video about destroying his phone after Donald Trump gives out phone number on TV
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave out his rival Lindsey Graham’s cell phone number Tuesday.
Donald Trump gave Lindsey Graham’s cell phone numbers to millions of his supporters.
Speaking at a campaign event in South Carolina, Trump blasted the senator — and then proceeded to give out his fellow presidential hopeful’s digits.
Trump explained that the Graham gave him the cell phone number “three or four years ago.”
Graham called Trump, hoping the bussiness mogel could help him get on Fox News. Trump said he would try to talk to his friends at ‘Fox and Friends,” and then took down the senator’s number on a Post-It note
On Tuesday, Trump showed off the yellow note — and then proceeded to read the number to the crowd, twice.
The phone number went straight to voicemail but a recorded message said it was the inbox for Lindsay Graham.
“He doesn’t seem like a very bright guy,” Trump said of Graham.
The phone number went straight to voicemail but a recorded message said it was the inbox for Lindsay Graham. CBS News confirmed that the number is Graham’s cell.
Graham wasn’t Trump’s only target during the Tuesday event, which was broadcast live. He also claimed presidential candidate Rick Perry wears glasses “to look smart” and blasted Macy’s for cutting business ties with him.
Donald Trump Heaps Insults on Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes
Unrepentant, unleashed, on attack. A triumphant and unrepentant Donald Trump launched a barrage of personal attacks and name-calling on his campaign rivals Tuesday, most notably calling South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham an “idiot” handing out Graham’s cell phone number to the whole world
He dismissed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “weak on immigration,” and mocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s glasses and Hillary Clinton’s hand wave.
“What a stiff, what a stiff, Lindsey Graham. By the way he has registered zero in the polls,” Trump said, at an appearance in Bluffton, S.C. “A total lightweight. In the private sector, he couldn’t get a job.”
Earlier in the day, Graham called Trump a “jackass.” In response, Trump called Graham an “idiot” and held up a card that included Graham’s personal phone number, then asked his supporters to call Graham. “I don’t know, give it a shot,” he said.
Graham’s campaign manager, Christian Ferry, said in a statement that Trump “continues to show hourly that he is ill-prepared to be commander-in-chief.”
“Because of Trump’s bombastic and ridiculous campaign, we aren’t talking about [President] Obama’s horrible deal with Iran or Hillary Clinton’s plans to continue Obama’s failed national security agenda,” Ferry continued.
Trump’s rambling address found several other targets. “Bush said my tone is not right,” Trump said about another rival. “I said, ‘Tone, we need tone, we need enthusiasm, we need tone.’”
“I’m not a fan of Jeb Bush,” he went on. “Jeb bush is in favor of Common Core and he is weak on immigration. . . . Who would you rather have negotiating with China. Trump or Jeb? Or Trump or Hillary?” When he mentioned former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he waved his hand to pantomime her approach to diplomacy.
There were others that played the role of Trump targets, including the senior Senator from Arizona. “John McCain is totally about open borders and all of this stuff,” he continued, describing his anger against the Arizona senator who called some in Trump’s crowds “crazies.” “I know crazies. These are patriotic Americans.”
“I think Rick Perry is probably smarter than Lindsey Graham. But what do I know?” he said, after mocking Perry’s new glasses—”He’s got the glasses, oh oh oh.” Trump previously tweeted that Rick Perry should have an IQ test before getting on the debate stage, a comment he repeated in South Carolina. “I think Rick Perry is probably smarter than Lindsey Graham. But what do I know?” he said.
Trump said “The reason they are hitting me in all fairness,” Trump continued. “When you are registering zero in the polls, you’ve got nothing to lose.”