Donald Trump talks while announcing run for 2016 GOP nomination

Donald Trump’s latest target on the 2016 presidential campaign trail is GOP rival Senator Lindsey Graham.

Graham fired the first shot Tuesday (July 21) on “CBS This Morning,” asking Trump to “stop being a jacka**” after the real estate tycoon made disparging comments about John McCain’s service in the Vietnam War. Trump followed Graham’s comment up by giving out the senator’s real phone number on stage at a South Carolina campaign event.

Trump mentions that Graham called him last year looking for campaign donations. After showing Graham’s phone number, Trump encouraged audience members to call him. “Give it a shot. Your local politician, you know? He won’t fix anything, but at least he’ll talk to you,” says Trump.

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CBS immediately confirmed the digits belong to Graham. The senator’s team followed the confirmation up with a statement.

“Donald Trump continues to show hourly that he is ill-prepared to be commander in chief,” writes Graham’s campaign manager Christian Ferry in a statement to TIME. “The two people most excited about Donald Trump’s candidacy are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Because of Trump’s bombastic and ridiculous campaign, we aren’t talking about Obama’s horrible deal with Iran or Hillary Clinton’s plans to continue Obama’s failed national security agenda.”

Graham seems to be taking it all in stride, responding with a joke on Twitter later in the day.


Posted by:Sarah Huggins