Senator Lindsey Graham Just Trolled Trump Hard On Twitter, And It’s Magnificent (TWEETS)


Oh Twitter, never change.

The unique social media platform provides a very interesting way of relaying messages, one that lends itself to the shock value humor that comes from when things are put very bluntly. After all, tweets can be no more than 140 characters.

The latest public figure to use Twitter for such a digital escapade is South Carolina’s U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham.

Graham, who is a Republican, has long been far from interested in just mindlessly going along with Trump’s agenda, preferring to stick, for example, to the right’s traditional hard on Russia stance, alongside his fellow Republican U.S. Senator John McCain, who is from Arizona. Graham and McCain, among other things, have helped jump start the Congressional investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election cycle, investigations that may lead to the incrimination of key members of Trump’s White House.

The latest component to Trump’s agenda that Graham has taken it upon himself to go after is the border wall. In recent days, the president announced that, indeed, construction of the long-discussed, infamous wall would be going forward, and it would be going forward soon. The cost of this wild construction project has been estimated to be around 15 billion dollars.

Now, that’s been estimated variously to be on par with such government expenditures as the entire yearly budget of NASA. To construct the wall would be one of, if not the single greatest infrastructure costs in all of American history.

So, how does the Trump administration, which seems at times to see itself through messianic eyes, intend to pay for this massive project?

Well, if you believe Trump, then eventually he is going to get Mexico to dish out the funds necessary to cover the building of the wall. In the meantime, he’s going to use tax dollars to pay for it. Although the suggestion was eventually walked back, the idea was floated throughout the day on Thursday for a 20 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico as a way to raise the necessary funds.

Cue, Lindsey Graham, who wrote the following on Twitter Thursday afternoon:

‘Border security yes, tariffs no. Mexico is 3rd largest trading partner. Any tariff we can levy they can levy. Huge barrier to econ growth. Simply put, any policy proposal which drives up costs of Corona, tequila, or margaritas is a big-time bad idea. Mucho Sad.’


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