‘It’s shameful’: NYT columnist calls out Lindsey Graham for siding with Trump against his friend John McCain
Tom Friedman (MSNBC)

New York Times columnist Tom Friedman shamed Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for siding with President Donald Trump against his longtime friend, the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).


The South Carolina Republican has reversed his criticism of Trump, whom he described as unfit to serve in the Oval Office, and remained silent as the president attacked and insulted McCain.

"I was getting made up here at the NBC studio in Washington," Friedman said. "There's a picture on the wall in the green room of John McCain and Lindsey Graham."

McCain, who died Saturday at 81 from brain cancer, appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" a record-setting 73 times, and Graham also frequently appears on the long-running Sunday morning show.

"The two of them traveled around the world together, they echoed one another -- and where is Lindsey Graham?" Friedman said. "Here's a guy who has sat by and watched Donald Trump insult John McCain, question his heroism, not even be willing to, you know, put out a proper, you know, statement in his honor of his death."

Friedman called out Graham for choosing Trump as a golfing buddy instead of remaining loyal to his friend and GOP colleague.

"Lindsey Graham has gone over the wall of Bedminster Golf Course to play golf with Donald Trump, and Graham knows better -- and it's shameful," Friedman said.