Say what you want about Donald Trump. Say you don’t like his in-your-face attitude. Say he’s not a serious contender. Say you dislike his stance on illegal immigration or his stance on professional politician John McCain.
What someone cannot honestly say, however, is that Trump is a political ‘fraidy cat.
The tough-talking political candidate who enjoys top billing atop the heap of Republican candidates has little patience with political foes who sling mud at him.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the billionaire candidate took aim at moderate Sen. Lindsey Graham and violated the ironclad rule of contemporary politics:
He shared the personal cell phone number of Sen. Graham.
Graham, on Monday, called Trump a “jackass” repeatedly, apparently while laboring under the belief that Trump would just take that jab without responding.
While noting the prior insults he has lobbed at fellow presidential candidate Rick Perry, Trump told a crowd of reporters on Tuesday,
“[Graham] doesn’t seem like a very bright guy. He actually probably seems to me not as bright as Rick Perry. I think Rick Perry probably is smarter than Lindsey Graham.”
Trump then offered a story about how years ago, Graham called Trump, “begging” for him to put in a good word for him at Fox News. Trump said that he would and Graham gave him his cell phone number.
Trump then wrote down the number, showed it to reporters, read it aloud and told them to “try it.”
Reports have stated that the number goes directly to voicemail. Still, the number is: (202) 228-2292
No, Trump’s antics have not been the kindest, but after having been saddled for six+ years with a president who only uses his backbone for standing firm against conservatives in his own country, it’s undeniably refreshing to see a political figure who is unwilling to bend to the nauseating liberal tactics that have become entirely too commonplace in American politics.
If anyone wonders if a President Trump would be an improvement over Barack Obama, I ask several clarifying questions:
Would Trump have stood idly by as terrorists attacked us in Benghazi?
Would Trump have caved to Iran?
Would Trump have inserted himself into the racial strife following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown?
Would Trump have secured much more advantageous trade deals with China and Japan?
Would Trump be allowing ISIS to dominate Iraq?
Would Trump condemn radical Islam as the threat reasonable Americans know it to be?
Antics aside, it’s clear that anyone with Trump’s cajones would not allow America to be pushed-around. And that is a trait we need now more than political sensitivity.