Doxxed: Lindsey Graham to get new phone after Donald Trump revealed his cell number live
After billionaire and Republican presidential contender Donald Trump revealed the cell number of US Senator and presidential runner Lindsey Graham during his campaign speech on live TV, the latter says he will buy a new phone.
Probably getting a new phone. iPhone or Android?— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 21, 2015
While speaking to a crowd of some 500 people and a TV audience on Tuesday the billionaire called Lindsey Graham an “idiot” and a “lightweight.”
“He doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually probably seems to me not as bright as Rick Perry [former Texas governor and a presidential candidate]. I think Rick Perry probably is smarter than Lindsey Graham.”
Then Trump took a piece of paper and read out loud the senator’s phone number, which Graham had given him “three or four years ago.”
“Give it a shot,” Trump encouraged the audience. “He won’t fix anything, but I think he’ll talk to you.”
The journalists started dialing the number that turned out to be right.
“When it comes to Donald, nothing surprises me anymore. It’s just too bad, really,” Graham told Politico newspaper journalist who managed to reach him.
"new phone who is this" pic.twitter.com/Wq2EjbXsxm— darth!™ (@darth) July 21, 2015
Graham’s cell phone number exploded on social media. Many users expressed their wish to call the US presidential candidate and have a little chat with him.
The US senator later wondered on his Twitter page what phone he will get: iPhone or Android.
Can't wait to drunk dial Lindsey Graham later! Thanks Donald! #Trump#LindseyGraham#Election2016— Moe Moe (@moremoemoe) July 21, 2015
In the meantime, McCain speculated what happened if Trump had his phone number.
“I was wondering if Donald Trump has mine,” McCain told Politico newspaper. “Seems like it’s kind of a crazy time, doesn’t it?”
@VancouverOsprey Ha! Just wait until those Trump fans try texting Lindsay Graham's custom-built rotary-dial cell phone!— John Hayward (@Doc_0) July 21, 2015
The heated political war of words between the presidential candidates has been going for at least two days now. On Monday, Graham called Trump "a jackass" in an interview to CNN while speaking about the billionaire’s recent mocking of senator John McCain.
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"What he said about John [McCain], I think, was offensive. He's becoming a jackass at a time when we need to have a serious debate about the future of the party and the country," said Graham, who is a friend of McCain’s. "This is a line he's crossed, and this is the beginning of the end of Donald Trump ... I am really pissed."
“Because of Trump’s bombastic and ridiculous campaign, we aren’t talking about [President] Obama’s horrible deal with Iran or Hillary Clinton’s plans to continue Obama’s failed national security agenda,” Graham’s campaign manager, Christian Ferry said.
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In July, an Economist/YouGov poll revealed that Trump is leading the packed field of GOP hopefuls. The lead in the polls comes despite Trump’s controversial remarks about illegal immigrants made during his speech declaring his candidacy, calling them “rapists” and “drug dealers.”