Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.Extracts appeared yesterday in The Atlantic.As told to Haberman, Graham and Texas Senator Ted Cruz persuaded Trump not to endorse a challenger to Sen.
Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). Instead, Trump endorsed Sasse: a decision he went on to regret as Sasse voted to convict the then President during his second impeachment.“Like a schmuck, I went along with it,” Trump said of the requests to back Sasse.Related: Lindsey Graham may want to stay off Twitter todayHaberman says she turned up to interview Trump at his Bedminster golf club.
When she arrived, Lindsey Graham was there in golf pants. Trump entered the room, followed swiftly by Graham.Graham gestured toward Trump and said, “The greatest comeback in American history!”Trump looked at Haberman. “You know why Lindsey kisses my ass?” Trump asked. “So I’ll endorse his friends.”Haberman says Graham “laughed uproariously” at this suggestion.Senator Graham was a vocal critic of Donald Trump before the latter became President.
Since then, he has become a firm supporter of Trump, even if they have occasionally disagreed.A few weeks ago, Graham faced backlash after saying there would be “riots in the streets” if Trump faced prosecution for taking classified records to Mar-a-Lago.As his support for Trump has grown, Graham has turned resolutely against Joe Biden.