Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) past praise of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his repeated criticism of President Donald Trump is coming back to haunt Graham while serving as the basis of a new anti-Trump ad.
The ad, according to The Hill, uses Graham’s own words to make it clear that Trump is unsuitable to be leader of the free world and begins with comments the senator made in 2015:
“Graham, who was running for president at the time, asked in the clip, ‘What is Donald Trump’s campaign about?’
“’He’s a race baiting, xenophobic religious bigot,’ Graham says in the clip, adding, ‘You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to Hell.'”
Seconds later, the ad, which was released by Republican Voters Against Trump, then shifts in tone, with Graham seen praising Biden:
“If you can’t admire Joe Biden as a person, you’ve got a problem. You need to do some self-evaluation, ‘cause, what’s not to like?
“He’s said some of the most incredibly heartfelt things that anybody could ever say to me. He’s the nicest person I think I’ve ever met in politics.”
Graham has also called the former vice president “as good a man as God ever created.”
At the end of the ad, Trump is shown holding a Bible aloft during a photo-op in front of St John’s Church, which took place earlier this month. The president ordered police to use tear gas and flash-bang grenades on protesters near the church so Trump could walk to the location for his staged moment of triumph.
In case you’re wondering, it will be nearly impossible for Trump to miss the ad, as plans are to show it in the Washington, D.C. area:
“The ad is set to run on Fox News in Charlotte, N.C., and Greenville, S.C. It will also air on Fox News in Washington, D.C., according to Republican Voters Against Trump.”
Recent polls have shown Trump trailing behind Biden by as much as 14 points, and Graham is also in a tight race with his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison, who has raised more money than Graham and seems to be gaining momentum in recent polls.
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