(National Sentinel)Â Media Miss: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared onÂ CNN Thursday to discuss once again comments reportedly made by President Donald J. Trump during recent negotiations over an immigration reform bill at the White House.
Graham, who was in the room at the time with a number of other lawmakers, was asked by Dana Bash if Trump called countries like Haiti and African nations “sh*tholes,” implying that he intentionally singled out countries where most citizens are black.
â€œYou can keep asking me all day long and Iâ€™ll say the same thing,â€ Graham responded. â€œWhy donâ€™t you ask me, â€˜is he a racist?’â€
â€œThat was my next question,â€ Bash admitted.
â€œOkay well, why donâ€™t you ask me?â€ Graham said coolly.
Bash complied and Graham answered,Â “Absolutely not.”
Graham went on to explain,Â â€œLet me tell you what, you can be dark as charcoal and lily white â€” it doesnâ€™t matter as long as youâ€™re nice to him,â€ Graham explained. â€œYou could be the pope and criticize him â€” it doesnâ€™t matter, heâ€™ll go after the pope.
â€œHeâ€™s a street fighter,â€ Graham noted further. â€œItâ€™s not the color of your skin that matters, itâ€™s not the content of your character, itâ€™s whether or not you show him respect or like him.â€
Graham noted that Trump no longer needs to be a “street fighter,” which is how he got elected — beating Graham, in fact, along with 15 other GOP candidates.
“What we need now is a leader,” Graham continued, pointing out that Trump has moments of brilliance and that the country is behind him on a plethora of issues that must be addressed.
“There are real estate markets and there are political markets,” the senior South Carolina Republican said, and each can only bear so much.
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