Report: Lindsey Graham Urges GOPers At Private Fundraiser To Support Trump

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May 22, 2016 4:29 p.m.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) reportedly urged Republican donors to support the presumptive GOP nominee, Donald Trump, at a private fundraiser in Florida on Saturday, CNN reported.

Graham has long refused to support Trump and even endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the presidency in what seemed like a last-ditch effort to derail support from Trump’s campaign.

“He did say that we need to get behind him,” Teresa Dailey, a Florida Republican fundraiser who was at the event, told CNN.

A spokesman for Graham confirmed to CNN that he attended the fundraiser, but didn’t comment on what he said.

“There hasn’t been any change in his position,” said Graham’s spokesman Kevin Bishop. “He’s been pretty upfront and outspoken.”

Graham as recent as earlier this month said that he would not support Trump or Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

“As for me, I absolutely will not support Hillary Clinton for President. She represents the third term of Barack Obama, and our nation cannot afford to continue those failed policies at home or abroad,” Graham said in a statement at the time. “I also cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as Commander in Chief.”

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