Graham to Trump: Butt Out! – DC Watchdog

Graham to Trump: Butt Out!

In the on-again, off-again political relationship between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham, this may be another off-again moment. After all, it’s hard to imagine Trump taking the advice Graham just offered.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump should sit out the GOP primaries in Alabama and Missouri,” according to Fox News. [emphasis added]

Republicans will hold primaries in those states in 2022 after Sens. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Richard Shelby of Alabama announced they will not seek reelection.

“‘I think he should just let it play out, if I were him,’ Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, referring to Trump. ‘I just think you want to just make sure some of your best candidates emerge.’

Graham was asked if Trump could hurt Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate if he threw in his endorsements. ‘I mean, I think it’d be in his interest to see how, you know, who can give a punch, take a punch and that kind of stuff,’ the senator said. [emphasis added]

Graham played golf with the former president over the weekend. He was asked what advice he gave to Trump.

“‘I said you’re the leader of the party, whether we win or not, and 2022 matters to you. If we come back, you’ll get your fair share of credit,’ Graham said.

For more, go to Fox News.

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