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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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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights

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"We also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power."

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes as moderate Democrats, falling in line behind former vice president Joe Biden, are warning that the party risks re-electing Donald Trump if it nominates too radical a candidate for president — by which they mean someone like Senators Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

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Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’

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Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe called out President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Sunday on Twitter, noting that his opinions seem to evolve depending on who he's defending.

Dershowitz is on a kind of press junket for the president, defending him in various media appearances. The former lawyer to Jeffrey Epstein is handling Trump's defense as it pertains to the abuse of power. Dershowitz thinks that charge has no basis in law. In fact, impeachment trials aren't actually legal proceedings, they're political proceedings, because the Justice Department claimed that Trump can't be indicted under the law while he's president.

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