Lindsey Graham Responds To Trump’s ‘Cheesy’ Parade With A Harsh Dose Of Reality

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The big guy in the White House wants a parade, and it looks as if his military generals cannot put him off any longer. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is a retired colonel in the Air Force, had a few less-than-kind words to say about Donald Trump’s military procession.

When the president was in France, he was greatly impressed by their Bastille Day military parade.

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It seems that CNN congressional correspondent, Manu Raju, just talked to the South Carolina Republican, this is what the journalist then tweeted:

‘Just spoke to Lindsey Graham who offered some criticism of military parades after the WH called for one. He said there’s nothing wrong with having a parade to celebrate the military but said to have a parade to show military might is “kind of cheesy and a sign of weakness.”‘

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The senator must have had second thoughts about his comment to Raju. He immediately came out with this tweet giving POTUS his full support:

‘I fully support @POTUS @realDonaldTrump’s decision to have an annual military parade honoring the best among us.

‘It is long past time we have a national event saying “Thank You” to our men and women in uniform.

‘They have been fighting so hard for so long to protect us.’

https://twitter.com/lindseygrahamsc/status/961290580931248128

Graham continued:

‘My hope is this parade will not focus on military hardware, but on military service, sacrifice, and saying “Thank You” to those who protect our nation.

’11:29 AM – Feb 7, 2018’

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People know that the best way to the president’s good graces is through flattery. Graham did that rather well, even to the point of golfing with 45.

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Then, Trump said that immigrants were from “sh*t hole countries” when Graham was in the room. That was the end of the senator’s patience, and he reverted back to being the man Senator John McCain (R-AZ) calls his best friend.

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Graham joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps, but when he was 21, his mother died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and his father died of a heart attack. His sister was just 13-year-old at the time, so the military let him return home and attend university in South Carolina. He adopted her.

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These are a few of our favorite tweets in response:

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