Lindsey Graham Downplays Anonymous Op-Ed: In My World, When the NYT Speaks, ‘Most of Us Don’t Listen’


Sen. Lindsay Graham appeared on CNN just hours after the New York Times published a scathing op-ed by a senior Trump administration official claiming to be part of group “working diligently from within” to impede President Donald Trump‘s worst inclinations.

The senator was not impressed.

Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Graham downplayed the significance of the New York Times op-ed’s claims, calling it “palace intrigue” that doesn’t matter in his home state.

“I’ve never heard that before, this palace intrigue,” he said, referring to talk that some within the Trump administration were considering the 25th Amendment to remove Trump.

He added: “I don’t mean to bust a bubble here, but most people in South Carolina are not going to take the op-ed in The New York Times very seriously.”

Then turning to the controversy and Trump-angering book released yesterday, Graham continued on: “Bob Woodward is a good journalist. There’s no doubt in my mind that whatever he wrote in that book, he had sources for. But at the end of the day, he’s going to be judged by results… President Trump, in my world, where I live, in South Carolina, most people are very pleased with what the president’s doing.”

Graham then made it clear he doesn’t put much stock in the New York Times op-ed at all.

“I’m going to judge the president by the results,” the senator continued on. “And I like what he’s doing with judges, what he’s doing with the military, what he did with taxes. And that will matter in my world. In my world, when The New York Times speak, most of us don’t listen. Nothing against the paper, but it’s sort of seen as the voice of the left.”

Watch above, via CNN

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