Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday evening reacted on Fox News to President Trump’s Oval Office address, calling it the “most presidential” he had ever seen and said he was “flabbergasted” by his Democratic colleagues who said the perceived “crisis” at the border was manufactured.
“This is the most presidential I have seen President Trump. It was compelling and everything he said was true,” Graham said, despite the fact that nearly every cable news network that ran the primetime speech fact checked Trump after the address.
“It is a crisis, Sean,” Graham continued, speaking to Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “I have tried to be reasonable and practical, but when it comes to immigration – and I’m flabbergasted to hear from my Democratic colleagues who have voted for billions of dollars in border security money that this is manufactured. Was it manufactured when Obama wanted the money? No. Why did you give the money to Obama and Bush if it was a manufactured crisis?”
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