President Donald Trump on Thursday started his morning by lashing out at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for criticizing his response to last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer," the president wrote. "Such a disgusting lie. He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!"

Graham on Wednesday released a statement that criticized Trump for dividing Americans at a time when the president should be pushing for national unity.

"Mr. President, I encourage you to try to bring us together as a nation after this horrific event in Charlottesville," Graham said. "Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them."

Graham also said it was not appropriate for Trump to draw a moral equivalency between white nationalist protesters and counter demonstrators who were speaking out against them.

Trump subsequently added a tweet that attacked the "fake news" media for supposedly misrepresenting things that he said about Charlottesville.