It’s no secret that the southern belle of the Senate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been one of President Trump’s harshest critics within the Senate. In fact, he even admitted to not voting for him when the big day came. Despite Trump winning the election, Sen. Graham doesn’t plan to let up on the criticism.
With that, Graham is pleading with President Trump to stop with the harping that voter fraud is the reason behind him losing the popular vote. He lost the popular vote to secretary of state Hillary Clinton by almost 3 million votes. He tweeted shortly after the election, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
At a recent reception at the White House, Trump expressed the same sentiments to Congressional leaders blaming voter fraud by “illegals” casting their votes for Clinton as the reason for losing the popular vote.
Graham implored the president in his delicate southern accent before swooning:
‘To continue to suggest that the 2016 election was conducted in a fashion that millions of people voted illegally undermines faith in our democracy, It’s not coming from a candidate for the office, it’s coming from the man who holds the office.
So I am begging the president, share with us the information you have about this or please stop saying it.
As a matter of fact, I’d like you do more than stop saying it, I’d like you to come forward and say, “Having looked at it, I am confident the election was fair and accurate and people who voted voted legally.” ‘Cause if he doesn’t do that, this is going to undermine his ability to govern this country.’
WATCH: Pres. Trump should share evidence, or stop saying it, Sen. Graham says of Pres. Trump’s claim about millions voting illegally. pic.twitter.com/BdxciaihTh
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) January 24, 2017
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