South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has gone from someone that despises Donald Trump to one of the former president’s biggest sycophants. During the 2016 campaign, Graham called Trump a “kook,” “crazy,” and “unfit for office,” and a “race-baiting, xenophobic, bigot.” And then something happened to Graham. In 2020, the South Carolina Republican lashed out at Joe Biden for calling Trump a racist and a xenophobe.
In 2016, Graham tweeted that “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.”
If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 3, 2016
Well, the 2016 Graham was correct. Trump was elected, then the pandemic hit, and the then-president completely mishandled it and went as far as to mock mask-wearing at super-spreader events. And then, after failing to address the coronavirus when he first learned of the looming threat, the economy tanked. Last November, Trump then lost the election, then spread his big lie of widespread voter fraud that doesn’t exist, leading to the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6. Trump left the White House in disgrace. Adding to all of this, Trump disparaged Graham’s close friend Sen. John McCain even after his death, and the South Carolina Republican didn’t say a word.
We’re mentioning all of this because something has happened to Lindsey Graham. Last night, the South Carolina Republican appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to heap praise on the man he once called a racist, among other things.
“It’s not necessary for everybody to like each other. I actually like President Trump,” Graham told Hannity. “He has been very nice to me. He’s allowed me to be in his world. He allows me to give my two cents worth about different issues when he was president.” Graham said, “This is his party.”
Lindsey Graham: I actually like President Trump. He has been very nice to me. He’s allowed me to be in his world… pic.twitter.com/YOiDWJeBtz
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 2, 2021
Well, since Lindsey brought up Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the former president used his time there to continue propagating his big lie about the “rigged” election. After the insurrection, Graham seemed to have had enough, but that sure didn’t last long.
Featured image via Political Tribune gallery