Donald Trump responded to S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who called him a jackass on one of the Sunday shows.
DONALD TRUMP: Today I got called a "jackass" by this guy. And I remembered, didn't this guy call me? Four years ago, three or four years ago.
Lindsey Graham, I didn't even know who he was.
He said, "Mr. Trump? This is Sen. Lindsey Graham, I'm wondering if it would be possible for you to call..." and he wanted to know whether or not I would give him a good reference on Fox & Friends... and of course he wanted to know if he could come see me for some campaign contributions.
I gave to everybody... of course I do, I'm intelligent... when I want something I get it, and that's part of the problem with our system. Until a couple of months ago, I could have anything, believe me...
"Oooh Mr. Trump sir, how are you, what can I do for you?"
Nothing,my wedding, show up, make sure, please.
Whatever I want...
With me, I don't need anything, nobody has to give to me.
People are sending me money anyway! I said you don't have to bother, please. Don't bother. Don't give me any. I don't need money. I'm doing it myself.
So when people some up to me and say, Mr. Trump we want you to do this, which is good for hi but bad for the country, I'm sorry I can't do it folks, I'm not doing it, I'm only doing the right thing.
So Lindsey Graham says to me, "please whatever you can do."
What is this guy, a beggar? He's like begging me to help him get on Fox&Friends. So I say okay. I'll mention your name... And he gave me his number. And I found the card!
I wrote the number down, I don't know if it's the right number, let's try it...
It is three or four years ago, so maybe it's an old number...
So, I dunno, give it a shot.
Your local politician, he won't fix anything but at least he'll talk to you.
Politico actually got through to Graham by calling the number. This is what he said:
“I wonder what caused that,” Graham told a POLITICO reporter who dialed the number that Trump read. “When it comes to the Donald, nothing surprises me anymore,” he said. “It’s just too bad, really,” he said, that Trump is taking away from a discussion on the Iran deal and more substantive policy issues.
At press time the number goes straight to voicemail.
Lindsey Graham: 202-228-0292