Donald Trump struck back at Sen. Lindsey Graham on Tuesday, saying the South Carolina Republican had once begged him for a reference to be on Fox News and then giving out the senator’s phone number to the crowd.
Trump and Graham have engaged in an ongoing feud in the past few days as they battle for the Republican presidential nomination. In Trump’s speech he called Graham an “idiot,” after Graham called him a “jackass,” in an interview Monday with CNN’s Kate Bolduan.
“It’s amazing, he doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually seems to me not as bright, obviously, as [Texas Gov.] Rick Perry,” Trump said during a rambling speech Tuesday in Sun City, S.C.
“Didn’t this guy call me four years ago? Yes, he called me three or four years ago, Lindsey Graham, I didn’t even know who he was.”
The Hill reported:
After telling the crowd that Graham had called him “begging” for a good reference to be on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends” and to see if he could come visit Trump to receive some campaign cash, Trump held up a sheet of paper with a telephone number on it that he said was Graham’s.
“He gave me his number and I found the card, I wrote the number down. I don’t know if it’s the right number, let’s try it,” he told the crowd.
“Your local politician, he won’t fix anything but at least he’ll talk to you.
A Graham aide confirmed to The Hill that the number was in fact the senator’s cell phone.
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