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Graham says Trump called him after McCain tribute speech on Senate floor
CNN Politics ^ | August 29, 2018 | Veronica Stracqualursi

Posted on 08/29/2018 3:20:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that President Donald Trump called him after he delivered an emotional farewell to Sen. John McCain on the Senate floor, telling the South Carolina Republican he "did right by his friend."

"He called yesterday after my speech and he couldn't have been nicer. He said, 'That was very sad. I just want to let you know you did right by your friend.' I said, Thank you Mr. President.'" Graham told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview on "Inside Politics" Wednesday, adding that the call from the President was "right out of the blue."

Never one to mince words, Graham admitted when Trump "says something bad about John, it pisses me off."

Asked by Bash how he squares his close friendship with McCain to his new relationship with Trump, Graham said, "If you know anything about me, I want to be relevant. I want to make sure that this President, Donald Trump, who I didn't vote for, ran against, is successful."

He added, "To those who want me to say the only way you can honor John McCain is to fight Donald Trump and try to kick him out of office, I don't agree. I'm going to do what I think is best for the country using what John taught me about the country."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; graham; grahamnesty; johnmccain; linda; lindseygraham; linseed; mccain; senate; strawberries; trump
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1 posted on 08/29/2018 3:20:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Always the drama queen.


2 posted on 08/29/2018 3:21:52 PM PDT by TADSLOS (1. Don’t Forget Nothing.)
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To: TADSLOS

Well, you can bet when ol’ Lindsey gets “pissed off” he does so sitting down ...


3 posted on 08/29/2018 3:23:23 PM PDT by glennaro
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 08/29/2018 3:24:53 PM PDT by IWontSubmit (2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Linda wants to be re-elected in 2020.

He needs to be removed from office for his amnesty work.


5 posted on 08/29/2018 3:28:16 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I nearly barfed watching him get all weepy and his voice catch. All for the cameras.


6 posted on 08/29/2018 3:29:28 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump and his family are really class acts.
Juan McNasty was a d-bag right to the grave and America is fortunate he is gone.


7 posted on 08/29/2018 3:29:54 PM PDT by ZULU (MAGA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump and his family are really class acts.
Juan McNasty was a d-bag right to the grave and America is fortunate he is gone.


8 posted on 08/29/2018 3:30:28 PM PDT by ZULU (MAGA)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Graham and Alexander both need to be removed in 2020.

Betraying the citizens with amnesty for illegal aliens should not get you re-elected.


9 posted on 08/29/2018 3:31:08 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: TADSLOS

He is a queen and a POS.


10 posted on 08/29/2018 3:33:04 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nasty of me, but I’m assuming Graham’s anti-Trumpiness is motivated by his abject terror of being rounded up in the final wave of child rapist arrests in DC.


11 posted on 08/29/2018 3:34:56 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...I want to make sure that this President, Donald Trump, who I didn’t vote for, ran against, is successful


Well, then there shouldn’t be any hard feelings about Trump endorsing his inevitable primary opponent in a couple of years.

Also, it would be good to get Lindsay on record not only about what he thinks of McCain disinviting from his funeral the sitting president of the country he supposedly loved so much but also his 2008 running mate who never said a bad word about him.


12 posted on 08/29/2018 3:39:25 PM PDT by MountainWalker
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To: MountainWalker

She had all kinds of reasons to say bad things. He ruined her life.


13 posted on 08/29/2018 3:51:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those two had to be lovers on the down low even if they never actually had sex. A true Bromance maybe or something similar. Close conspirators.

At any rate half the team is dead and gone (thankfully) so hopefully the living half will do the right thing as needed for the party, President, and the country. Time will tell.


14 posted on 08/29/2018 3:58:16 PM PDT by Boomer
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To: MountainWalker

“”””””””””“...I want to make sure that this President, Donald Trump, who I didn’t vote for, ran against, is successful”””

Does that mean Linda voted for HER?


15 posted on 08/29/2018 3:59:27 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wished Trump didnt have to call this POS. But there were some judge nominations that Lynchme personally helped to get approved to federal judge’s seats.


16 posted on 08/29/2018 4:00:03 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCainiac didn’t ruin Sarah’s life. Sarah is much stronger than McCainiac could have ever been. Sarah has the respect, admiration and gratitude of more Americans than McCainiac ever would. SHE knows who and what she is. McCainiac only knew what could get him power.


17 posted on 08/29/2018 4:03:46 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (Trump-2020)
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To: MountainWalker; shelterguy

I didn’t know he was on record with that, but there it is:

Lindsey Graham
Verified account @LindseyGrahamSC

I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3
https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/796097713917947904
https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3491087/posts


18 posted on 08/29/2018 4:04:06 PM PDT by fluorescence
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To: Boomer

Graham won’t change anything except his rhetoric.
He is still committed to abandoning the rule of law and surrendering the country to illegal aliens.
He has to be replaced in 2020 along with Alexander.


19 posted on 08/29/2018 4:07:15 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: fluorescence

“”””I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3””””””””””””

Maybe Linda doesn’t know that President Trump already did that. She should maybe watch the news or something.


20 posted on 08/29/2018 4:07:56 PM PDT by shelterguy
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