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.
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.”‘
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.’
‘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’
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.
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.
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.
These are a few of our favorite tweets in response:
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