Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) furthered liberal outrage at what news outlets are calling a “budding bro-mance” between him and President Donald Trump.
Graham was a frequent critic of Trump during the Republican primary, but he seems to have shifted his tone over the course of the last year, noted a report in The Hill on Sunday.
Trump remarked on his relationship with the Senator this week when he said Graham “used to be a great enemy of mine but now he’s a great friend of mine.”
“He’s the president of the United States,” Graham acknowledged on the show, after briefly running against him in the 2016 Republican primary race. “He’s going to make a decision about immigration I’ve been working on for a decade. He’s president of the United States – going to make a decision about North Korea, which is one of the biggest threats to the world at large. He’s going to decide whether or not to stay in the Iranian agreement. I’ve enjoyed his company. He beat me like a dog. I’ve said everything I know to say about him – I’ve used every adjective on the planet. I lost. He won.”
“I don’t think he’s crazy,” Graham continued. “I think he’s had a very successful 2017. And I want to help him where I can. And we should all want him to be successful. He’s got a lot on his plate.”
When the President refers to the Russia investigation as a “hoax,” Graham explained that Trump is talking about any allegations of collusion between the campaign and Russians during the 2016 election.The senator also stated that Trump does now believe that Russians were behind the hacking of emails from the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
“Whether or not there is collusion, Bob Mueller will tell us,” Graham said, referring to the special counsel probe. “I’ve seen no evidence of collusion.”
2016 Lindsey Graham: “I think Trump is a KOOK. I think he is crazy. I think he is unfit for office.”
2017 Lindsey Graham: “What concerns me about the press is this endless attempt to label Trump some kind of KOOK.”
What concerns me about @LindseyGrahamSC is his total FLIP-FLOP.
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