What we all thought would be a temporary and comedic footnote in the election cycle has quickly escalated into a likely 2016 ticket featuring Donald Trump. Even as he mocks the disabled, blames tough debate questions on menstruation and speaks of registering Muslim Americans, his supporters have stood strong. After his statement that America should ban all Muslims, however, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham had some harsh words for the Trumpster.
Lindsey Graham: “Tell Donald Trump To Go To Hell”
Lindsey Graham recently made an appearance on CNN, and when asked about Donald Trump, he went into an impassioned and logical speech about the presidential hopeful. This isn’t the first time Senator Graham has had a measure of sensibility come forth from his mouth. During the Kim Davis fiasco, for instance, he stated that the clerk must issue marriage licenses. That statement doesn’t come anywhere close to this, though:
If you were to sit down and watch this clip with no clue who Lindsey Graham is, you might walk away thinking he’s a great politician focused on bringing people together. We all know this isn’t the case, but when a xenophobic character as polarizing as Donald Trump looks set to cost you the 2016 election, you get desperate. He directed his message directly towards Trump supporters, saying:
“I don’t know who you are, and I don’t know why you like this guy.”
Strangely enough, Senator Lindsey Graham didn’t have to wait long for a response. In fact, he directly answered his own question only moments later.
“[Trump is] a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.”
Well Senator Graham, that’s exactly why they like him. Recent polling shows that 61 percent of Trump supporters want to eliminate birthright citizenship and get rid of Americans born to immigrant parents. A full 61 percent of his supporters are also “birthers” who think President Obama was born outside of America. And unsurprisingly, 66 percent of
the idiots Trump supporters think President Obama is a Muslim.
There’s your answer, Lindsey Graham. They like Donald Trump for the exact reason you claim to not like him. That being answered, Graham went on to make even more sense:
“[Trump] is empowering radical Islam, and if he knew anything about the world at all, he would know that most Muslims reject this ideology, and they died by the thousands trying to combat this radical ideology.”
Thank you Senator Lindsey Graham! Of course, this doesn’t quite explain why you said we should halt taking in Syrian refugees. If they’re not all the same, what gives? Okay, that’s neither here nor there. My second most favorite part of Graham’s mini speech was this:
“[Trump] doesn’t represent my party.”
Actually, Senator, he does. He consistently leads Republican polls, and with 36 percent of potential Republican voters supporting him, he sits a full 20 points ahead of the second place loser, Ted Cruz. Of course, this could have something to do, with the fact that over half of Republicans think President Obama is a Muslim and want to get rid of birthright citizenship. Trump’s beliefs are the beliefs of the Republican Party.
Of course, that was only my second favorite part of Lindsey Graham’s little discussion. The most exciting moment came when he told Republicans exactly what to do with Donald Trump.
“You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell.”
I like your thinking, Senator Graham. Of course, with 68 percent of Trump supporters saying they’ll vote for the
maniac candidate even if he doesn’t win the primary — thus splitting the GOP vote — I can’t take your side on this. Trump supporters voting for Trump means another Democratic White House, and in reality, that’s the way we keep making America great.