After Lindsey Graham told Donald Trump to “stop being a jackass,” the developer read the South Carolina senator’s cellphone number on stage Tuesday, multiple media outlets are reporting.
CBS News said in a tweet that it had confirmed that the cellphone number was in fact Graham’s. Trump apparently urged supporters to call the number.
Trump called Graham – both are Republican presidential candidates – “an idiot” during a speech in South Carolina, Slate reported.
“Trump didn’t stop there, though. He then gave the crowd what he said was Graham’s cell phone number and urged them to call it,” Slate reported.
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Graham said Tuesday that he wants Trump to stop slandering people to gain media attention in the crowded Republican field.
Trump has said Mexico is sending criminals and rapists into the United States and U.S. Sen. John McCain was not a hero despite the Arizona Republican spending more than five years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
“I don’t care if he drops out. Stay in the race, just stop being a jackass. You don’t have to run for president and be the world’s biggest jackass,” Graham, a Republican from Seneca, said on CBS This Morning. “I’m looking for him to be a responsible member of the 16-person primary and stop saying stuff like this. The world is falling apart.”
Graham tweeted later: