Graham: GOP will get 'slaughtered' if Trump nominee
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBiden's Cabinet a battleground for future GOP White House hopefuls Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden Let's give thanks to Republican defenders of democracy MORE (R-S.C.) argued Wednesday that if Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down GOP bid to stop election certification Biden looks to career officials to restore trust, morale in government agencies Sunday shows preview: US health officials brace for post-holiday COVID-19 surge MORE is the GOP nominee, Republicans will get "slaughtered" in the November election. 

Lambasting the outspoken Republican front-runner as an "opportunist," Graham argued that Trump would kneecap Republicans' hopes of winning back the White House. 
 
"I think he's a kook. I think he's crazy. I think he's unfit for office," Graham, a backer of Trump rival Jeb Bush, said on Fox News's "America's Newsroom."
 
"I'm a Republican. and he's not. He's not a conservative Republican, he's an opportunist," Graham said on the program. "He's not fit to be president of the United States."
Trump pushed back against the broadside, sending several tweets arguing that Graham had no support before ending his own White House bid in December and "no cred" to make the claims.
 
"I will beat Hillary easily," Trump insisted in one of his tweets before going after Fox News for airing remarks from one of his critics on the program.