Land sakes alive, who needs Islamic terrorists when you've got that Trump feller out there running his mouth.
Although, as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid pointed out Tuesday, "he's just saying out loud what other Republicans merely suggest."
There were some voices on the right raised in protest, however, most notably that of Lindsey Graham, himself a candidate, who characterized Trump as "ISIL man of the year."
"The enemy will use (that rhetoric) against us," said Graham, a 33-year Air Force veteran. "He's putting our soldiers and diplomats at risk; he's empowering our enemy ...."
"I think what you like about him, he appears to be strong and the rest of us are weak," Graham told Trump supporters. "He's a very successful businessman and he's going to make everything great. He's going to take all the problem of the world and put 'em in a box and make your life better. That's what he's selling.
"Here's what you're buying. He's a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot. He doesn't represent my party. He doesn't represent the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for."
In fact, Graham said, he's "undercutting everything we stand for."
"You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell."