Long-shot candidate Lindsey Graham is confused about why he’s trailing Donald Trump and Ben Carson in the Republican presidential race.
“How am I losing to these people?” Graham asked Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Graham cited Trump’s bombastic style and Carson’s admission that he once tried to stab a classmate during his teenage years.
On our side, you’ve got the No. 2 guy tried to kill someone at 14, and the No. 1 is high energy and crazy as hell.
Or, as the South Carolina senator put it: “On our side, you’ve got the No. 2 guy tried to kill someone at 14, and the No. 1 is high energy and crazy as hell.”
Graham added: “Just look at Donald Trump’s foreign policy. What is it?”
As for Carson, who has overtaken Trump in Iowa polls, Graham praised the retired neurosurgeon as a person but said he lacks the experience to be commander-in-chief.
“Dr. Carson is a fine man,” Graham told MSNBC. “But his foreign policy is hard for me to follow.”
Graham, meanwhile, languishes at the bottom of most Republican polls.