As Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency in 2016, Sen. Lindsey Graham didn’t shy away from his criticisms.
At one point, Graham even suggested that Trump be kicked out of the GOP and that the entrepreneur would be a “terrible commander in chief.”
This led to Trump doxxing the senator, meaning Trump gave out Graham’s personal cell phone number. Trump pushed the move saying it was so “people can call him; so he can get something done.”
Graham would later make a social media video where he destroyed the compromised device.
Fast forward to today and Graham is one of Trump’s staunchest supporters, with some Democrats even trying to rile him by saying that he’s been “compromised.”
However that’s not the case and Graham appeared on Fox News to explain just how President Trump won him over.
“He beat me. He’s president of the United States. I want him to be successful. I wanted [former President Barack] Obama to be successful. I wanted [former President George W.] Bush to be successful. The people of South Carolina want me to work with the president when it makes sense. I like what he’s doing,” Graham shared.
“He’s rebuilding the military. He cut our taxes. He destroyed the [ISIS] caliphate. He got out of the Iran nuclear deal. He’s got Rocket Man [Kim Jong Un] at the table. He’s deregulating the country. He put [Supreme Court Justice Neil] Gorsuch and [Justice Brett] Kavanaugh on the bench,” the senator continued before adding, “From my point of view, he’s exceeded every expectation I had.”
While Graham is willing to admit that he and the president don’t always see eye to eye on issues like Syria, he is still “all in” to aid the president.