President Donald Trump was at his Florida club at Mar-a-Lago when the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller was delivered on Friday.
The news of no new indictments in the Mueller report was enough to cheer Trump supporters who attended a fundraiser hosted by Palm Beach County Republicans where Sen. Lindsey Graham was the keynote speaker.
Both President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump briefly made an appearance at the fundraiser, thanking supporters and signaling their interest in what Graham had to say.
— KC Nation Defense (@kcnationdefense) March 23, 2019
The president and the first lady did not mention the Mueller report.
“If Lindsey’s speaking, I want to come down here,” Trump said, according to a video posted on Twitter. “For two reasons. No. 1: he’s a great speaker. And No. 2, I know if I’m here, he’s not going to say anything bad about me.”
Longer version pic.twitter.com/jgfiPyJam2
— Matt Dixon (@Mdixon55) March 23, 2019
Graham did not disappoint.
He called for an investigation into Clinton and the origins of the phony dossier, according to a CNN reporter.
That sparked chants of “Lock her up!” among cheerful supporters.
A “lock her up” chant broke out at Mar-a-Lago tonight during Sen. Graham’s speech as he called for an investigation into Clinton and the origins of the dossier. Trump watched on from a table in the ballroom.
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) March 23, 2019
A source also shared a photo with CNN of the president speaking with his White House attorney Emmet Flood prior to sitting down for dinner with his family.
Spotted: The President chatting with his WH attorney Emmet Flood — responsible for the WH response to the Mueller investigation — at Mar-a-Lago about an hour ago, just before the President sat down for dinner with his family (pic via source) pic.twitter.com/7iMFGVpGJG
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) March 23, 2019
Guests of the fundraiser dinner shared photos of the president and Graham on Instagram.
White House staffers posted a smiling photo on Instagram during the evening.