Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina and U.S. 2016 presidential candidate, waves during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, U.S., July 18, 2015.
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By Zeke J Miller
July 21, 2015

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is abandoning his flip-phone after Donald Trump revealed his personal cell phone number to the public on Tuesday.

Trump read his fellow GOP presidential candidate’s phone number aloud Tuesday after Graham called him a “jackass” for his comments suggesting that Sen. John McCain was not a war hero because he was captured. The reality television star and real estate magnate mocked Graham as “a stiff” who was polling near zero in the GOP field.

Graham’s campaign confirmed that the number belonged to his personal cell phone, and blasted Trump for distracting from important issues.

“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,” Christian Ferry, Graham’s campaign manager said in a statement.

Graham, who has never sent an email, asked his supporters in a tweet whether he should buy an Android or iPhone to replace his aging device. Presumably, he is also changing his number.

 

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