- South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would -- reluctantly -- back Ted Cruz for the GOP nomination over Donald Trump
- Graham said Trump's campaign is based on "xenophobia, race-baiting, and with just a tinge of religious bigotry"
The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The author works at the institute.
ChicagoDespite Sen. Lindsey Graham's outspoken disapproval of Trump, the South Carolina Republican -- who ended his own bid for president in December -- warned that a brokered convention would not be "fair" to the real estate mogul.