Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been helping President Donald Trump downplay the seriousness of the coronavirus, but that all fell apart on Thursday when he self-quarantined himself after visiting Mar-a-Lago at the same time as a Brazilian official who tested positive for the virus.
Just this past Wednesday night, Graham appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity to criticize media coverage of the virus and claimed that the pandemic is not as big a deal as has been reported.
Here’s Lindsey Graham just last night trying to downplay the Coronavirus with Hannity pic.twitter.com/nVN2JoTUfl
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 12, 2020
But over the weekend, Graham had spent time at Mar-a-Lago with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, both of whom had contact with a Brazilian official who later tested positive for coronavirus. Clearly spooked by the news, Graham announced that he is quarantining himself as a precaution and undergoing tests.
INBOX: Sen. Lindsey Graham, per his office, is self-quarantining and awaiting the results of a coronavirus test “in an abundance of caution and upon the advice of his doctor,” after spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago. Full statement: pic.twitter.com/erRNs8Rxez
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) March 12, 2020
Again, Graham did not have any contact with the official, but Trump and Pence did, and he certainly spent time with them. That means Trump and Pence could be infected as well.
However, Twitter users certainly took note of Graham’s situation and proceeded to mock him for not taking the virus seriously even though it has been contracted by over 1,200 Americans and has killed over 35 of them in a short period of time.
With Lindsey Graham quarantining they had better test Trump’s butt cheeks for exposure.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) March 12, 2020
Seems like all the elected officials in self quarantine are Republicans!! They continued the hoax propaganda and attended their large rallies. Wonder how they’re feeling about the hoax now?
— jenmay (@mymothrsdaughtr) March 12, 2020
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) March 12, 2020
Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz are in self-quarantine. Might they consider making it permanent?
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) March 12, 2020
Told my mom Lindsey Graham is in self-quarantine.
No joke, she did the Nelson laugh. pic.twitter.com/ztfSiqacWz
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 12, 2020
I’d feel sorry for @LindseyGrahamSC if he wasn’t LAST NIGHT claiming this isn’t any worse than the flu.
Fuck him. https://t.co/tqqgXYIVxB
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) March 12, 2020
— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 12, 2020
He should definitely learn his lesson, but it’s likely Graham will continue pushing Trump’s coronavirus propaganda even though he himself freaked out about possibly contracting it. It’s just another example of why he should be ousted from office in November.
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