Here’s what he said.
According to The Daily Wire, Sen. Lindsey Graham stated that former President Donald Trump is trying to “harness the magic” Trump has while trying to contain his “dark side.”
“Donald Trump was my friend before the riot, and I’m trying to keep a relationship with him after the riot. I still consider him a friend. What happened was a dark day in American history and we’re going to move forward,” Graham said. “So here’s what you need to know about me. I want this to continue. I want us to continue the policies that I think will make America strong. I believe the best way for the Republican Party to do that is with Trump, not without Trump.”
“What’s hard is to take a movement that I think is good for the country, try to get the leader of the movement, who has got lots of problems facing him, and the party, and see if we can make a go of it,” Graham said. “Mitt Romney didn’t do it. John McCain didn’t do it. There’s something about Trump. There’s a dark side, and there’s some magic there. And what I’m trying to do is just harness the magic. To me, Donald Trump is sort of a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan, and PT Barnum.” You can read the full article here.
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