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SC’s Graham, Trump have ‘cordial’ phone conversation


The ice between Donald Trump and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham melted briefly Wednesday.

The onetime GOP presidential primary foes – whose public attacks on each other continued last week – talked for about 15 minutes, Graham’s office said.

Graham said the conversation — “cordial” and “pleasant” —focused on national security. The Seneca Republican said he congratulated Trump on securing the Republican nomination, adding it was “a wise move on his part” to reach out to others in the GOP for advice.

“I gave him my assessment about where we stand in the fight against ISIL (the Islamic State) and the long-term danger posed by the Iranian nuclear deal,” Graham said, adding the U.S. faces many security threats because of “President Obama’s failed policies.”

Graham said Trump “asked good questions.”

The chat, however, did not change Graham’s vow not to vote for Trump or Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

However, Graham added, “I will do what I can in the Senate to help the next president. The next president will inherit a mess.”