GOP presidential hopeful Lindsey Graham said Thursday that Republican front runner Donald Trump has tapped into America's frustration with Washington, but called his rival's policies "gibberish."
In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box, the senator from South Carolina criticized what he sees as Trump's solution to illegal immigration.
"I have no idea how you get 11 million people to walk back where they came from. Then we decide who we let back in. That's not an immigration solution," Graham said.
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Graham said Trump's candidacy will lose steam "when the Republican party thinks about winning in 2016." He said Trump's disparaging remarks that Mexican immigrants are rapists and drug dealers makes the GOP's problem attracting Latinos more difficult.
"Demagoguery is taking hold again on immigration. Everything is amnesty, crazy solutions to real problems," he said. "I hope the desire to win will take over the desire of being angry."
There's certainly some bad blood between Trump and Graham, after the former gave out the senator's private phone number last month. This was in apparent retaliation for Graham calling Trump a "jackass" for saying Sen. John McCain was not a war hero because he was taken prisoner during the Vietnam War.
Graham did not make the cut for last week's prime-time Fox News debate. He was on stage at the earlier event with six other candidates whose polling numbers were not in the top 10 among the crowded GOP field.