Is Lindsey Graham a traitor? Tucker Carlson slams him for Trump's Woodward tapes, Internet calls senator 'snake'

Fox Television host Tucker Carlson said Graham, who has been a critic of Trump, convinced POTUS to give the interview

                            Is Lindsey Graham a traitor? Tucker Carlson slams him for Trump's Woodward tapes, Internet calls senator 'snake'
Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham and Tucker Carlson (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump is in hot waters since veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s new book 'Rage' threw some major bombshells exposing Trump. The book that has become the talking point has now become a pain for Senator Lindsey Graham who is being called a "traitor" for allegedly convincing POTUS to give Woodward an interview for his book. Fox Television host Tucker Carlson, who hosts 'Tonight on Fox News', blamed Graham for Trump's Woodward interview in his September 9 show. 
Carlson said, "You may have seen the news today about Bob Woodward’s new book, which apparently spends 480 pages trashing the president. It’s coming up next week, just in time to influence the election. None of that should surprise you — Bob Woodward dislikes Donald Trump. He’s been very clear about that." A user shared the video and wrote, "If you have Republican friends in South Carolina you should share this video on FB and say you always knew Lindsey Graham was a #NeverTrumper.”


Raising questions on why Trump contributed to the book, Carlson said, "Woodward works for Jeff Bezos's personal newspaper, the Washington Post, which has made defeating Donald Trump its all-consuming mission, so of course Bob Woodward’s book is exactly what you thought it would be. What’s surprising is that Donald Trump participated in making the book. The president sat for repeated interviews with Bob Woodward. Why in the world would he do that?"

Then, Carlson spoke about how Graham brokered that meeting by convincing Trump. "Well tonight, from a source who knows the answer to that mystery: Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. It was Lindsey Graham who helped convince Donald Trump to talk to Bob Woodward. Lindsey Graham brokered that meeting. Lindsey Graham even sat in on the first interview between Bob Woodward and the president. How’d that turn out?" Carlson complained.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (Getty Images)

Further blasting Graham he said, "Now remember, Lindsey Graham is supposed to be a Republican, so why would he do something like that? You’d have to ask him, but keep in mind that Lindsey Graham has opposed — passionately opposed — virtually every major policy initiative that Donald Trump articulated when he first ran from ending illegal immigration, to pulling back from pointless wars, to maintaining law and order at home. Lindsey Graham was against all of that more than many Democrats. So maybe you already know the answer."

Is Lindsey Graham Trump's ally or critic?

Senator Graham has publicly gone against Trump five times in July over several issues as reported by TribLive. He has blocked a Trump US attorney nominee, criticized Trump’s decision to put a temporary freeze on visas for foreign workers and opposed the president's take on wearing face masks amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, he has also called for disclosing information about the alleged Russian bounties on American soldiers in Afghanistan, as reported by the site. 

President Donald Trump looks on as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

All these oppositions against Trump came just months before the South Carolina Republican plans to go for a tough reelection challenge ahead of November 3 Senate elections. Hence some are speculating that this is the reason he is changing sides from being an ally of Trump to being a critic and this is apparently why he convinced POTUS to give an interview for the controversial book. As soon as the focus shifted from Trump to Graham, the Internet slammed the latter calling him a traitor. Others targeted his political career and alluded to him as a “snake” for being disloyal. However, some thanked Graham for his patriotism and felt he was doing good for the country.

A user wrote, "If Trump loses, there's a good chance Lindsey Graham pretends he was playing the long game, spending three-plus years getting close to Trump so he could he talk him into blowing up his re-election by sitting for interviews with Bob Woodward."


Daily Beast journalist Sam Stein wrote, "Lindsey Graham tells us he did tell Trump to do the Woodward interview. Trump was ‘ecstatic’ about it at first. Then, at some point, realized it was not going to end well."


Some called Graham a traitor: “Lindsey Graham is a #Traitor. Just like #TraitorTrump. Fire them all.” 


Another concurred, "Then Trump unwittingly talked to Bob Woodward –– 17 MORE times?! This GOP love spat between #TrumpTapes & Traitor Lindsey Graham . . .Is delicious.” 


Some compared Graham to a snake for being disloyal. "Tucker Carlson said that Lindsey Graham convinced President Trump to sit down and be interviewed by Bob Woodward. Woodward is a hatchet man many times over. Lindsey Graham is a snake!" 


Others started to target Graham’s career as a politician. “Lindsey Graham is a s****y politician, and this brief story tells of his recent adventures. He cried over a bill, then he was crapped on by a scientist, then he went home to play golf, check twitter, and sob alone on the toilet.” 


Some called Graham disloyal. "Lindsey Graham is not loyal to the United States of America, its principles, its democracy and everything that that means. There really is nothing more to say!”


Some came in support of Graham. "Thank you for your patriotism. You low key was doing good for the country. (I am deleting this tweet tomorrow.) The GOP about to sacrifice you to save Trump’s face. I hope your secrets were kept, and that it was worth it. Retire in peace."


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