- The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has apparently gone through a variety of methods to destroy a cellphone after fellow 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump read his number aloud at a campaign rally Tuesday.

In an Independent Journal Review video titled “How to Destroy Your Cell Phone with Sen. Lindsey Graham,” Mr. Graham is seen with a meat cleaver, lighter fluid, and golf club, and drops a phone into a blender at one point.

To the tune of classical music, he chops the phone with the cleaver, smashes it with the golf club, quite literally adds fuel to the fire engulfing the phone, bakes it in a mini-oven, and swings at a dangling phone like a piñata.

He is then seen dropping the phone from the roof of a building.

If all else fails, he says at the end of the video, you can “always give your number to The Donald.”

“This is for all the veterans,” he says before throwing it.

Mr. Trump read Mr. Graham’s cellphone number aloud at a campaign rally Tuesday in South Carolina after Mr. Graham had referred to Mr. Trump as a “jackass.”

According to The Washington Post, some callers who tried the number actually ended up speaking to the children of Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, who Mr. Graham was accompanying to a viewing of “Minions” at Galley Place Tuesday evening.

• David Sherfinski can be reached at dsherfinski@washingtontimes.com.

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