Writes a friend:
“This is the reporting from CNN. I love Donald Trump as a candidate! Although, I don’t want him for president. But in reality, you know, could he be any worse that anything else running?”
WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: More now with Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, according to the latest polls. He targeted his arrivals at a speech in South Carolina just this past hour. He took a direct swipe at Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina — he’s a Republican presidential candidate — calling him — and I’m quoting — “a stiff.” Even giving out his personal cell phone number.
Let’s bring in our chief congressional correspondent, Dana Bash, covering the campaign in Bluffton, South Carolina.
The decision by Donald Trump to release his personal cell phone number, Lindsey Graham — I know Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a jackass for his comments about john McCain’s being a POW during the Vietnam War. Now Donald Trump basically called Lindsey Graham an idiot, gave out his personal cell phone number. What’s going on over there, Dana?
Note: In addition to calling Graham a “stiff,” Trump also called him a “lightweight” and an “idiot.” “He doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually probably seems to me not as bright as Rick Perry. I think Rick Perry probably is smarter than Lindsey Graham.”