'Not the dumbest idea--but pretty close': Lindsey Graham ridicules Trump's cyberattack alliance with Putin
Lindsey Graham on ABC's "The View" (screen grab)

Appearing on NBC's Meet The Press, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC) criticized President Donald Trump over his defense of Russian President Vladimir Putin and ridiculed his proposed partnership on a "cyber security unit" with Russia.

“When it comes to Russia I am dumbfounded, I am disappointed, and at the end of the day he’s hurting his presidency by not embracing the fact that Putin is a bad guy,” Graham told host Chuck Todd.

“He is literally the only person I know of who doesn’t believe Russia attacked our election in 2016,” Graham said of Trump who still refuses to blame Putin or Russian hackers.

As for for Trump's proposal to form a "cyber security unit" with the Russian strongman, Graham got right to the point.

"It's not the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard—but it’s pretty close," he quipped.

Watch the video below via NBC: