Lindsey Graham Walks Back His ‘White Men’ Joke

In a statement, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tried to play off a joke he made at a private, all-male dinner as totally un-serious and not-racist, that joke being: “If I get to be president, white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

(Needless to say, he’s probably not going to be president with statements like that.)

“Senator Graham is confident the people of South Carolina will judge him based on his record of accomplishment and will also put in its proper perspective these jokes, which were taken out of context and delivered in a private, roast-type dinner before a well-respected charity in Charleston,” Graham’s campaign spokesman, Tate Zeigler, told The Post and Courier.

Graham’s comments were leaked to the press days before he faces Democrat state Sen. Brad Hutto in the midterm elections. In a statement, Hutto slammed Graham, saying that he was “only interested in his own ambitions and the best interests of the wealthy donors he hopes will fund his possible presidential campaign.”

(Graham is probably going to beat Hutto, irregardless of his lame jokes about Methodists and Baptists.)

Listen to the original audio below, via CNN:

[The Post and Courier]
[Image via Lindsay Graham for Senate/Twitter]

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