'Hawkish' Trump asked Lindsey Graham if he should deploy the military to Venezuela
Sen. Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump -- (screeshot/AFP)

President Donald Trump reportedly "mused" about possibly deploying American military to Venezuela.


The country is suffering a huge crisis as a far-right President Nicolás Maduro proclaimed victory when the country disputes opposition Leader Juan Guaidó's claim to the presidency.

According to Axios, Graham recalled his conversation with Trump from a few weeks ago.

"He [Trump] said, 'What do you think about using military force?'" Graham said. "And I said, 'Well, you need to go slow on that, that could be problematic.' And he said, 'Well, I'm surprised, you want to invade everybody.'"

Graham, who is known for being hawkish, said that he laughed and admitted he doesn't' want to "invade everybody."

"I only want to use the military when our national security interests are threatened.'"

Yet, when Graham described Trump, he called the president "hawkish," when it comes to Venezuela, even more so than Graham.