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Graham: Trump Winning Because GOP Voters Think Obama Is Kenyan-Born Muslim

Sen. Lindsey Graham brought up the birther argument, suggesting that Donald Trump was winning the GOP because voters were convinced that President Barack Obama was a Kenyan-born Muslim.

“Well there’s about 40 percent of the Republican primary voter who believes that Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim,” Graham told Boston Herald Radio on Friday, according to BuzzFeed News.

“There’s just a dislike for President Obama that is visceral. It’s almost irrational,” Graham added.

The Hill reports:

Graham said Trump will not get 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency if he doesn’t grow support with the Hispanic community.

“He can’t grow this party,” Graham said. “He represents a level of intolerance and … cartoon policy that won’t sell.”

The South Carolina senator promised “Hillary Clinton will clean [Trump’s] clock” and Republicans will lose “badly” if the party nominates Trump.

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