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‘Beyond Rehabilitation’: In Searing Statement, Trump Rips Into Lindsey Graham for Not Supporting Him


"I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me."

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Donald Trump tore into Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in a statement Friday afternoon, slamming the former presidential candidate for announcing that he will not vote for him.

"I fully understand why Lindsey Graham cannot support me," Trump said. "If I got beaten as badly as I beat him, and all the other candidates he endorsed, I would not be able to give my support either."

"Every time I see Lindsey Graham spew hate during interviews I ask why the media never questions how I single handily destroyed his hapless run for President," the brash billionaire continued. "As a candidate who did not receive 1% in his own state - compared to my victory at nearly 40% with many others in the race - he has zero credibility."

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Trump characterized Graham as a "poor representative" and said he is "an embarrassment to the great people of South Carolina." Earlier, Graham told CNN that he didn't view Trump as a "reliable Republican conservative," adding that he doesn't believe the real estate mogul "has the temperament and judgement to be commander in chief."

"Judging by the incompetent way he ran his campaign, it is easy to see why his military strategies have failed so badly --- we can’t even beat ISIS!" he said.

"While I will unify the party, Lindsey Graham has shown himself to be beyond rehabilitation. And like the voters who rejected him, so will I!" Trump concluded.

The feud with Graham came one day after Trump slammed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) for refusing to immediately get behind his campaign.

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