Lindsey Graham, a dedicated McCain loyalist, can’t figure out which way he swings without his good buddy to accompany him down the dark senate corridors, while whispering not-so-sweet nothings in his ear.
Just days ago Graham was stepping out in a fit of pseudo boldness, advising President Trump to hang tough and not cave to the petulant Pelosi and unscrupulous shakedowner Schumer. In this statement, Graham advised Pres. Trump, “Speaker Pelosi’s refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier — even if the government were to be reopened — virtually ends the congressional path to funding for a border wall/barrier. It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier.”
Now he advises Trump to cut a deal with the intransigent leftists.
Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” (video) Graham urged the president to reopen the partial government shutdown for three weeks to allow lawmakers to negotiate.
Talking out of both sides of his mouth, Graham said, “It really does perplex me how you expect this to end when you tell the president of the United States, you can’t get $1 for a wall when in the past Democrats have appropriated billions for the wall. What’s he supposed to do, just give in? He’s not going to give in.”
Then in the next breath, Graham pressed Trump to do exactly that, saying, “I would urge him to open up the government for a short period of time — like three weeks — before he pulls the plug, see if we can get a deal. If we can’t at the end of three weeks, all bets are off — see if he can do it by himself with the emergency powers. That is my recommendation.”
As Graham pursues an agenda markedly different from the conservative, Trump-supporting base — pushing the farcical DACA and expanded Temporary Protected Status currently estimated to exceed 400,000, it’s important to remember exactly who Lindsey Graham is.
In July 2015, Graham called GOP frontrunner Donald Trump a “jackass” during an interview on CNN. By December, Graham suspended his lifeless presidential campaign, due to lack of support and dismal polling and quickly endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. When it became clear Donald Trump would be the Republican presidential nominee, Graham, emulating McCain and joined by Flake, announced that he would not vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton, stating on CNN, “I think Donald Trump is going to places where very few people have gone and I’m not going with him.”
Graham is obviously not someone Pres. Trump can rely on. His advice is worthless. With friends like Lindsey Graham, who needs enemies?