Trump Reads Out Republican Rival Graham’s Number to the Public

Trump also called him a “jackass” on CBS This Morning. 

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Donald Trump escalated the feud he has with his own party. This time he disclosed the phone number of his Republican rival Senator Lindsey Graham. Trump read his number to an audience, called him a “jackass,” only to see floods of Trump supporters jam his phone line.

Graham, a McCain friend and one of the 16 notable Republicans running for the presidential nomination, betrayed the growing exasperation and anger of many in the party when he appeared earlier on CBS This Morning.

“Don’t be a jackass,” Graham said. “Run for president. But don’t be the world’s biggest jackass.” He said Trump had “crossed the line with the American people” and predicted this would be “the beginning of the end with Donald Trump.”

Trump responded during his speech by calling Graham an “idiot” and a “lightweight.” He then held up a piece of paper and read out the senator’s cell phone number to the capacity crowd of 540 people and the TV audience.

“Give it a shot,” Trump encouraged. “He won’t fix anything, but I think he’ll talk to you.”

Graham’s voice mailbox was full on Tuesday afternoon, said spokeswoman Brittany Brammell.

Graham tweeted later: “Probably getting a new phone. iPhone or Android?”

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