Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tried to have it both ways on Monday while addressing Donald Trump's racist comments about four Democratic lawmakers who the president thinks should go back where they came from, with the GOP senator chiding the president to "aim higher" then calling Trump's targets "communists."
Appearing on Trump-friendly Fox News, Graham stated, "We all know that AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)] and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country, they’re calling the guards along our border concentration camp guards… they’re anti-Semitic, they’re anti-America.”
Twitter commenters were quick to point out that there appears nothing Trump can do that Graham -- once a Trump critic -- won't defend.
You can see a sampling below:
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC There are no words for how despicable GOP has become.— Gordana Govic (@Gordana Govic)1563195837.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Hey Lindsey. I’m a South Carolina voter, and I think YOU are anti-American. What does Len… https://t.co/vhmshTrcln— The President Got Caught (@The President Got Caught)1563195857.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Lindsay saw Don being really racist so he had to one up his game— Kevin Weaver (@Kevin Weaver)1563196149.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Jesus the hatred and fury on his face. It’s terrifying.— DorotheasClosetVintage (@DorotheasClosetVintage)1563197300.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Wow what a surprise that Lindsay has gone full-on Klan— Anita Creamer (@Anita Creamer)1563196479.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC That’s amazing. He’s gone full scale insane. Awful to watch.— PMK (@PMK)1563196867.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC https://t.co/0hA01Ys3Z3— David 🐗🏔🏝🌊🎣🍺 (@David 🐗🏔🏝🌊🎣🍺)1563194813.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Someone remind me. What does Trump have on Graham that's making him grovel to stay out of trouble?— kalbzayn (@kalbzayn)1563195889.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Lindsey Graham has no spine and no soul. He will sell himself to anyone who has power. So pathetic.— DogsGoneCrazy (@DogsGoneCrazy)1563197071.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC This kind of shameful rhetoric from #LindsayGraham is going to get these women hurt or worse.— Ali Perks (@Ali Perks)1563197086.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC McCain is rolling in his grave right now— General Patton (@General Patton)1563196836.0
@atrupar @LindseyGrahamSC Going back to bed now....wake me when this nightmare is over— cab_113 (@cab_113)1563195310.0