Ex-presidential candidate Senator Lindsey Graham blasted GOP candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, saying the choice they presented to the voter was “like being shot or poisoned.”
The South Carolina GOPer ended his presidential bid in December and has since endorsed Jeb Bush as his choice for Commander in Chief. But when Graham was questioned by reporters on Thursday, he was brutally frank about his thoughts when it came to the choice of Republican front-runners Trump or Cruz.
“It’s like being shot or poisoned. What does it really matter?” Graham opined.
The South Carolina Senator, who focused his campaign around security issues and foreign policy, also released a torrent of criticism about Trump saying that when it came to foreign affairs, “It scares the hell out of me. Donald Trump, I think, is the most unprepared person I’ve ever met to be commander in chief.”
Graham also slammed Senator Ted Cruz, doubting his fitness for office.
“And when it comes to Sen. Cruz, he’s exhibited behavior in his time in the Senate that makes it impossible for me to believe that he could bring this country together.”
Democratic candidates also took a beating, as Graham pointed to Bernie Sanders, saying he was, “by far the most liberal person to ever offer themselves as a candidate in a serious fashion for president of the United States… So in Bernie’s world, the big banks are out to get you and rich people are screwing the system so you don’t have a chance. In Donald Trump’s world, the illegal immigrants [are] gonna sell drugs to your kids and [sexually assault] your wife. Foreigners are going to take your jobs.”
“This is not exactly the America that I envision for the 21st century, Graham added. “I will tell you this, that we have an election cycle that is beyond strange.”
The senator ended his tirade with a stern warning about the future. “If the past is any indication of the future in terms of these three people, I think America would be in trouble if any of them got to be president of the United States.”
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