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Lindsey Graham: Trump 'Appealing To The Dark Side Of American Politics'

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, who never met a military conflict he didn't want to escalate continued his feud with the GOP 2016 frontrunner, king of the Clown Car, Donald Trump, and had the nerve to accuse Trump of "appealing to the dark side of American politics" on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

I hate to break it to you Lindsey, but that's all your party has been running on for decades now. Here he is with the false equivalency of the day as well, because everyone knows you can't say anything bad about a Republican on national television without getting in a little hippie punching as well.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let's talk about -- we were just talking with the roundtable about the nature of Donald Trump's appeal. You've -- haven't been shy about taking him on at all. You called him "toxic."

But the question, I think, for a lot of Republicans is -- seems to be tapping into something. Can you take him on without turning off those voters?

GRAHAM: Well, number one, I would ask the Republican Party to understand why most major companies are firing Mr. Trump and I don't think we should hire him.

You know, I'm not taking on voters. I'm taking on an idea of -- that I think he's appealing to the dark side of American politics. He is not offering solutions to hard, complicated problems. He is basically selling fear and prejudice --

STEPHANOPOULOS: Then why is he doing so well?

GRAHAM: -- say, but -- well, I think there's a market in both parties if you say outrageous things. There's a market in my party for people -- if you say that Obama's not born in America, that he's actually born in Kenya, there are people want to believe that.

If you say most illegal immigrants are drug dealers and rapists, there are people that want to believe that.

And he's appealing to fear and prejudice. And there's a market for that. If you said Bush was a war criminal or he's stupid, there's a market for that on the other side.

So what Mr. Trump is offering is not really good for the party or the country but unfortunately, there's a market for this.


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