CNN’s Jake Tapper showed the inconsistency in Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) defense of President Trump from media criticism with the senator’s own comments from the recent past.
Here’s the video of Tapper on Graham’s comments:
Lindsey Graham today: I’m concerned by the media’s attempt to label Trump as a kook or not fit to be President.
Lindsey Graham in 2016: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.” pic.twitter.com/34w2HEM12b
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) November 30, 2017
Here’s what he said:
“We need to take a listen to Republican Lindsey Graham, and what he had to say when he was asked about this kind of behavior,” Tapper said.
“You know what concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of kook,” said Graham in a recorded video, “not fit to be president.”
“Now, I have never said, and I don’t think anybody here has ever said that the president is a kook, or that he’s unfit to be president,” Tapper continued, “but you know who has? Take a look.”
“I think he’s a kook,” said Graham in a recorded video from the primary campaign. “I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”
“What a difference a year makes!” Tapper laughed.
Graham had been defending Trump from accusations and insinuations from many in the media that he had become more unstable and irrational. They cited his unusually numerous and combative tweets about Muslims and other subjects.