Graham: I'm still not supporting Trump
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Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite Rubio criticizes reporters, Democrat for racism accusations against McCain MORE (R-S.C.) said Monday he still isn't supporting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUS-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' MORE, despite reports he privately urged GOP donors to back him over the weekend. 

"If you want to give money to Mr. Trump that's up to you. I'm urging you to give money to my House and Senate colleagues," Graham told reporters Monday. "I have not changed my position about the presidential race."


He added, "You vote the way you want to vote for president. I've decided to take a pass on that race."

Graham's comments come after CNN reported that he privately urged Republican donors in Florida to support Trump. But the South Carolina Republican appeared to dismiss the story on Monday, saying the event was to help retire his presidential campaign debt.

"They were all Bush supports. It's not exactly a target rich environment for Donald Trump," he added. 

Graham has been one of Trump's fiercest critics and has repeatedly said he will not support the GOP's presumptive nominee. But the two spoke on the phone earlier this month, in what Graham called a "cordial, pleasant phone conversation." 

“We had a good 15 minute discussion centered on the national security threats facing the United States. Many of these threats are the result of President Obama’s failed policies," he added at the time.