Sen. Lindsey Graham said he liked former President Donald Trump because he feared him

Then-President Donald Trump gestures as Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks about an upcoming afternoon vote in the Senate during an event in the White House on November 6, 2019.

Lindsey Graham said he liked Donald Trump because he feared him.
“Everybody was afraid of him. Including me,” the South Carolina Republican said on Friday.
Graham was once a vocal critic of Trump but became a close ally during his time as president.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said he liked former President Donald Trump because he feared him.

“You know what I liked about Trump? Everybody was afraid of him. Including me,” the South Carolina Republican said while speaking at a Faith and Freedom Coalition event in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday.

“The Chinese ambassador came in and said, ‘we’re trying to figure out Trump.’ I said, ‘take a number, get in line.”

“But here’s one thing I can tell you about him – don’t cross him. Don’t you miss that? Don’t you miss an America that people respected and were a little bit afraid of?”

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The senator from South Carolina was a vocal critic of Trump when he ran for the Republican nomination for president, famously calling him a “race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot.”

“If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed – and we will deserve it,” Graham tweeted in May 2016.

However, after Trump was elected, Graham became one of his staunchest allies and defenders.

The two briefly butted heads earlier this year, following Trump stating that he would consider pardoning those sentenced for the Capitol riot if he was re-elected. Graham condemned the comments, and in response, Trump called him a RINO – Republican in Name Only.

Despite his continued public support of the former president, reports have suggested the senator has been more critical behind closed …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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