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Lindsey Graham should learn something from Lindsey Graham

Graham is mad at the media’s “endless attempt” to label Trump as a “kook” — but he’s the one who said it


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Charlie May
November 30, 2017 11:12pm (UTC)

Lindsey Graham can't seem to make up his mind about President Donald Trump's mental stability.

As Trump has recently increased his unhinged tweeting sprees and is now reported to be telling others that the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape is not actually him, concerns have grown about his mental health. Graham was angered by such questions on Thursday during an interview with CNN. The Republican senator from South Carolina said the media has engaged in an "endless, endless attempt to label" Trump as a "kook" or someone who is "not fit to be president."

But Graham should have done some self-reflection before pointing his finger at the media.

"I'm not going to try to get into the mind of Donald Trump because I don't think there's a whole lot of space there," Graham said in a February 2016 Fox News interview. "I think he's a kook. I think he's crazy. I think he's unfit for office."

 

 

In a December 2015 interview with CNN, Graham flatly said Trump should go to hell.

"You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell," Graham said. "He's a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot."

 

Graham added, "He doesn't represent my party. He doesn't represents the values that the men and women who wear the uniform are fighting for."

But times have changed and those harsh words now ring hollow, of course, because Trump was sworn into the Oval Office.

Now, the pair is off doing bigger and better things like failing to repeal Obamacare, and attempting to pass a profoundly unpopular tax plan.

And playing golf.  


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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