Graham on Trump, Cruz: 'Like being shot or poisoned'

  • Graham on Trump, Cruz: 'Like being shot or poisoned'

Graham on Trump, Cruz: 'Like being shot or poisoned'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday the Republican establishment is "warming up" to his candidacy as he ramped up his attacks against his chief rival, Texas Sen. In the minds of these Republicans, it would be better to effectively rent the party to Mr. Trump for four months this fall, through the general election, than risk turning it over to Mr. Cruz for at least four years, as either the president or the next-in-line leader for the 2020 nomination.

The altered book's title: "A Time To Lie".

"I think we'll lose if he's our nominee", said Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate. "It is those who are struggling, it is African Americans and Hispanics and single moms and young people who are getting hammered".

He added: "President Obama could have been a healing president, he could have bought us together". We don't need any headwinds from the top of the ticket. "Wait, first let me tase the part of my brain that understands sentence structure", he said before launching on his own version of speaking in Palin tongues.

That platform is resonating on the left as he campaigns, he said. "He was captured. I like people who weren't captured".

Earlier Tuesday, Cruz faced another blow to his efforts in Iowa, after the state's Republican Gov. Terry Branstad said at a renewable fuels conference near Des Moines that Iowans should reject Cruz because he supports phasing out the fuel standard.

"The Washington cartel, the Washington elites despise me - I will plead guilty to that", Cruz said today.

The decision for Dole, the party's 1996 nominee and the Iowa caucus victor in 1988 and 1996, comes after urgent conversations and research by leading party figures as they have come to the realization in recent weeks that Trump and Cruz appear far more formidable than any of the handful of candidates more acceptable to the establishment. "What our campaign is doing is trying to stand up and unify the American people against the Washington cartel". He will cut a deal with the Democrats, he will cut a deal with the lobbyists.

Trevor Noah marveled at Sarah Palin's interesting command of the English language - sounding like a broken robot, or a bag of mixed-up Scrabble tiles that have come to life. Or maybe it was the attempt to launch a "guerrilla campaign" to "defeat and destroy" the real estate mogul, the fantasizing about a Mitt 2016 campaign, or the ongoing speculation about a "brokered" convention.

But Trump said it was his idea for her to address the subject.