‘I don’t give a sh*t’: GOP senator curses live on CNN as host grills him over his defense of Trump
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Image via screengrab.

In a bombastic interview with CNN's Kate Bolduan, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cursed on live television when decrying those who criticize him for working with President Donald Trump.

The Friday conversation began with a discussion of the latest White House news of the day: the inspector general's report about former FBI Director James Comey that Trump says "totally exonerates" him and the Justice Department's controversial family separation policy for undocumented immigrants.

It was when Bolduan asked the South Carolina senator how he can "trust the words coming out of his mouth" that he began offering qualified defenses of the commander-in-chief. 

"Whatever he decided to do on a given day," Bolduan asked, "do you trust him now?"

Graham initially responded that he trusts Trump, but then clarified that "it's not about trusting" the president.

"I trust him in terms of trying to do things that are big and matter," the senator said. "I’ve got a relationship with the President at a time when I think he needs allies."

Bolduan suggested Graham was opening himself up to accusations of being "two-faced" given his past criticisms of Trump — and then he went off.

"When I worked with President Obama––and I did on occasion––I was a hero," the senator said. "Now when I work with President Trump, I’m two-faced. I know how the game’s played and I don’t give a damn."

"I’m going to do what’s best for the country, I like the President, I want to help him, I hope he’s successful, he’s been a friend to me and he says some things I don’t agree with," Graham continued. "So if you don’t like me working with President Trump to make the world a better place, I don’t give a shit."

Watch the off-the-rails interview below, via CNN: