Lindsey Graham Will Support GOP Nominee: "If It Is Trump, So Be It"

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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham's impassioned plea to the American people:

LINDSEY GRAHAM: You may think this makes us safe, but it doesn't. The good news for everybody this in this room is after 36 trips to Iraq and Afghanistan, most people over there, Wolf, are not buying what ISIL is selling.

This is a religious war between radical Islam and the rest of the world. And there is only one way you will win this war. Help people in Islam who reject radical Islam to fight over there and destroy this ideology.

Donald Trump has done the one single thing you cannot do. Declare war on Islam itself.

ISIL would be dancing in the streets, they just don't believe in dancing. This is a coup for them and to all of our Muslim friends throughout the world, like the king of Jordan and the President of Egypt, I am sorry he does not represent us. If I am president, we will work together, people in the faith through all over the world destroy this radical ideology. Declaring war on the religion only helps ISIL.

WOLF BLITZER: Senator Graham, you said you'd rather lose the election without Trump than try to win with him. Does that mean you will be voting for the Democratic nominee if Donald Trump wins the presidential nomination?

DONALD TRUMP: I'm going to support the Republican nominee, whoever that would be...

Though, like Bob Dole, I may sleep late that day if it's Trump.

But if it's Trump, So be it. That's who I'll support.

Please understand we're in a war that we can't afford to lose. And what he said about banning Muslims coming here to America has made us all less safe. And it's the worst possible thing he could do in this war. He clearly doesn't understand this war and how to win it. For God's sake, pick somebody who is worthy of the sacrifice of those who are fighting this war, pick somebody be who knows how to win, and I don't believe that is Mr. Trump and I know it's not Hillary Clinton.

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