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‘As good a man as God ever created’: Lindsey Graham once cried explaining his love for Joe Biden

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One of the biggest political mysteries of the Trump era has been the change in Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

Graham was once a leading opponent of President Donald Trump, but has since become one of his biggest defenders — despite that support requiring Graham to reverse himself on issue after issue.

“If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it,” Graham tweeted in 2016.

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Judging by the 2018 midterm election results and growing movement for impeachment, Graham may have been correct in his prediction. Yet he continues to back Trump anyway.

MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said, “it’s galling that Lindsay Graham is the most, sort of, shameless, brazen defender of Donald Trump.”

“I remember when he used to go to Ukraine with John McCain and sort of reassure the Ukrainian military we are with you. I remember when Joe Liebermann and John McCain and Lindsay Graham used to call themselves the Three Amigos and they wore the faces of America’s promise for this military aid to always be there,” she recalled. “Now Lindsay Graham debases himself as the most public and the most foolish defender of Trump’s clear and obvious — and in transcripts he’s released — brazen corruption.”

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Daily Beast editor Sam Stein recalled how Graham once teared-up talking about his friendship with Joe Biden.

“When I was with Huff Post a couple years ago, 2016, we followed around presidential candidates on the road. And one of the first videos we did was Lindsay Graham. Lindsay Graham cried in the back of his car when he was recounting his friendship with Joe Biden,” Stein recalled. “Just cried.”

“Yesterday his office put out a press release pushing the smears on Hunter Biden and the allegations. And it just goes to show you the degree to which Trump has captured members of the Republican Party, that Lindsay Graham made that complete transformation over the course of two years,” he noted.

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Indeed, the video shows Graham saying that Biden is “as good a man as God ever created.”

Watch Lindsey Graham in 2016:

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Watch MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” discuss Graham:

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AG Bill Barr will ‘try to interfere’ in the 2020 election to re-elect Trump: MSNBC national affairs analyst

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Attorney General William Barr will use the Department of Justice to "try to interfere" in the 2020 presidential election to re-elect Donald Trump, MSNBC's national affairs analyst predicted on Tuesday.

John Heilemann was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's "The Last Word."

"The attorney general, from the moment he walked into this job, has behaved in a -- as a ruthless, relentless political hack and a thug and who has behaved not as attorney general of the United States," Heilemann said.

"He made a travesty of the Mueller report and continues to lie on Donald Trump's behalf at every opportunity," he added.

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United States, Mexico, Canada finalize Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal

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However, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate would likely delay Congressional ratification of the agreement until next year, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

In reality, it is the second time the three countries have triumphantly announced the conclusion of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal meant to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA, which President Donald Trump complains has been "a disaster" for the US.

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