Graham: Trump Doesn’t Judge People By Skin Color or Character, But Whether They Respect and Like Him

During an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash broadcast on Thursday’s “At This Hour,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated President Trump isn’t a racist and “It’s not the color of your skin that matters, it’s not the content of your character, it’s whether or not you show him respect and like him.”

Graham said Trump is “Absolutely not” a racist.

He continued, “You could be as dark as charcoal and lily white, it doesn’t matter, as long as you’re nice to him. You could be the pope and criticize him, it doesn’t matter. He’ll go after the pope. You could be Putin and say nice things and he’ll like you. Here’s what I found, he’s a street fighter. It’s not the color of your skin that matters, it’s not the content of your character, it’s whether or not you show him respect and like him. And if he feels like you’re off script, you don’t like him, he punches back. And as president of the United States, the only advice I can give you is that the street fight’s over. We need a leader.”

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