Lindsey Graham Applauds Trump Speech: ‘Unlike Obama,’ He’s Listening to His Generals


Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) offered President Trump high praise for his speech that declared further military action in Afghanistan.

Graham told Fox News’s Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum that he was “proud” and “relieved” that Trump made a national security decision and not a “political decision,” adding he was fully confident that Trump will have bipartisan support in Congress.

Baier had mentioned that Graham is usually a vocal critic of Trump, but tonight he was “very proud of [his] president.”

The GOP Senator went on to criticize President Obama for “micromanaging” his generals during the previous administration.

“General Obama was a lousy general,” he stated. “President Obama announced we were going in and coming out in the same speech. It was a disaster from the beginning.”

Graham continued by saying Trump was “trusting his military” and “giving them the authority” that Obama never gave them.

Baier then read the dissenting statement from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who Graham referred to as a “worse general than General Obama,” insisting that Paul “has been wrong about everything” regarding the war.

However, he wasn’t finished with Obama.

“President Trump has the smarts and the moral courage to listen to his generals and take their advice rather than going the political way,” Graham continued. “Because unlike Obama, President Trump is listening to his generals.”

He also warned his colleagues in Congress like Paul that if they vote “no,” the next 9/11 “will be their fault.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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