South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham's cellphone is still ringing off the hook several hours after rival GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump gave out the number on live TV, The Washington Post reports.
Graham told the Post he is still answering the calls, and added that "Half of the calls are saying, 'Keep it up.'"
Graham was spotted near a Washington, D.C.-area movie theater where he was going to watch the animated film "Minions" with fellow Sen. Kelly Ayotte and her two young children. Graham also handed the phone to the children, who asked callers, "Who is this?" the Post reported.
The spat between Trump and Graham began when Trump entered the race on June 16. He angered many when he said in his campaign announcement that some Mexican immigrants were bringing drugs into the country or were rapists.
But the comment also gained him supporters, and when a border security rally in Arizona that Trump attended was heavily attended, Arizona Sen. John McCain said Trump had "fired up the crazies."
Trump didn't like that, and on Saturday said McCain, a Vietnam prisoner of war, was not a war hero, though he backtracked somewhat afterward. Graham, McCain's longtime friend, in turn, called Trump a "jackass" on Monday.
Trump responded at the Tuesday rally that Graham is a "lightweight" and could never make it in the business world. He then pulled out a piece of paper with Graham's cellphone number
on it and read it out loud before the crowd and the live TV cameras.
Graham joked about the incident on Twitter:
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