South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham may be out of the race, but he says the best way for Republican candidates to defeat frontrunner Donald Trump would be through consolidation.
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“In my view, John Kasich is the most electable Republican left in the field… Marco’s great, and I would support Ted Cruz over Trump. If you got the Bush and Rubio people together in Florida, it certainly would help,” he said during an interview on the FOX Business Network’s Mornings with Maria.
Although Clinton is “viewed by the public as a dishonest politician,” Sen. Graham says Republicans will still be beaten by her.
“It’s about demographics. The undoing of the Republican Party has been over immigration. Donald Trump is taking gasoline and [has]poured it on the fire of immigration… Donald has gone from self-deportation to forced-deportation. I think among Hispanics Mr. Trump is going to get creamed,” he said.
Sen. Graham also noted that Cruz’s immigration plan and the Republican message among young people aren’t resonating.
And while the latest polls show Trump leads in Florida, Sen. Graham says there still “may be” a chance for Marco Rubio.
“The best thing would be a Kasich, Rubio ticket -- Rubio, Kasich -- Rubio, Cruz -- if they can consolidate, we might beat Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile, during an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney on Tuesday, Kasich said there’s “zero chance I will be anybody’s Vice President.”