Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) defended his working alongside President Trump this morning on CNN with some choice words.
He talked with Kate Bolduan about the President’s comments on the DOJ IG report and separating parents from children at the border (“[he] could fix this with a phone call”), and at one point Bolduan asked him about how he can trust the words coming out of Trump’s mouth when he says inaccurate things.
She asked it again when they talked Russia, saying, “Words no longer matter.”
Graham talked about Trump’s “style” and how he’s more concerned with the President’s results when it comes to Russia.
Bolduan brought up how Graham used to be very, VERY critical of Trump and now he’s working right alongside him.
“I’ve got a relationship with the President at a time when I think he needs allies,” Graham said.
Bolduan again asked him about his past criticisms of Trump, and Graham said he’ll speak up to criticize Trump when it’s warranted:
“When I worked with President Obama––and I did on occasion––I was a hero. Now when I work with President Trump, I’m two-faced. I know how the game’s played and I don’t give a damn. I’m going to do what’s best for the country, I like the President, I want to help him, I hope he’s successful, he’s been a friend to me and he says some things I don’t agree with. So if you don’t like me working with President Trump to make the world a better place, I don’t give a shit.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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