Ilhan Omar Exposes Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy By Quoting His Own Attacks on Trump
After Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attempted to excuse President Donald Trump from accusations of racism and xenophobia, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) noted that Graham himself called Trump racist.
“Donald Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.”
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 18, 2019
Graham was attempting to defend Trump by comparing him to the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (who Trump has insulted and attacked on multiple occasions, even after McCain died).
“If you are a Republican nominee for President, or President, you will be accused of being a racist,” Graham contended.
Something I have learned:
If you are a Republican nominee for President – or President – you will be accused of being a racist.
John Lewis compared John McCain’s campaign to being like that of George Wallace.
It comes with the territory unfortunately.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 18, 2019
Omar responded by quoting from a CNN item Graham did while he was running for president, where he said, “Donald Trump is a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot.”
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