Senator Lindsey Graham Slams Trump In Severe Tweetstorm

Senator Lindsey Graham Slams Trump In Severe Tweetstorm
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Updated 10 months ago

On Thursday, August 17, President Trump attacked Senator Lindsey Graham on Twitter. Graham took issue with the President's press conference on August 15, in which Trump proposed a moral equivalence between white supremacists and liberal counter-protesters in Charlottesville, claiming there were good and bad people "on both sides." That is something Trump definitely did. Reporters witnessed it, and the press conference was captured on camera.

Trump denied drawing a moral equivalence, and lashed out at Graham on Twitter: 

Graham responded to Trump's tweets:

He complimented the President's tweet memorializing Heather Heyer:

But he took issue with other ways Trump has handled the situation:

Graham implored the President to take positive steps:

Why do these words sound so ominous in regards to Trump?

Graham said in a statement to CNN:

Mr. President, I encourage you to try to bring us together as a nation after this horrific event in Charlottesville. Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them. Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer. I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency.

Trump has not responded to Graham, and it seems unlikely he'll heed his advice. 

He's already moved onto his next issue – the removal of confederate monuments:

H/T - Uproxx, CNN