Lindsey Graham: Donald Trump would have ISIL dancing in the streets — they just don't believe in dancing

"For god's sake," he said, "pick somebody who's worthy of the people who're sacrificing themselves to win this war"

By Scott Eric Kaufman
December 16, 2015 5:03AM (UTC)
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Lindsey Graham (Credit: CNN)

In the undercard debate, GOP hawk Lindsey Graham -- increasingly the fan-favorite of people of who don't want to vote Republican, but are amused by incredibly clever people -- criticized Donald Trump for creating a "coup" for Islamic extremists with his Islamophobic policy proposals.

"To all of our Muslim friends throughout the world, like the King of Jordan and the president of Egypt," Graham said, "I am sorry, [Trump] doesn't represent us. If I am president, people, interfaith, will not declare war on the religion -- that only helps ISIL."


When asked if he'd support Donald Trump, Graham took a hilariously long pause and said, "if that's Donald Trump ... that's who ... I'll support."

"For god's sake, pick somebody who's worthy of the people who are sacrificing themselves to win this war," Graham concluded.

Watch Graham's statement's via CNN.

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