Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who was once a big critic of Donald Trump, made a full turnaround when the businessman became president nearly four years ago. Graham turned into Trump’s biggest defender in Congress.
Now, Graham is encouraging Trump to concede and to consider running in 2024.
While speaking on Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade Show, Graham said that he had talked with the president at length on Sunday.
“Do you believe the president will concede?” Kilmeade asked. “Do you believe he goes to the inauguration of Joe Biden?”
Graham then started spreading Trump’s conspiracy theory about voter fraud, but ultimately agreed that the president will have to concede eventually.
“I don’t want to get ahead of myself,” Graham replied. “But if we do everything reasonably possible like actually count the votes, look at challenged ballots to see if they should be counted or not, file lawsuits about suspicious activity and he falls short, we’ll cross that bridge.”
“The country has always came [sic] out on the right side of transferring the power, where it was transferred peacefully,” he continued. “It will happen here.”
Graham added: “I would encourage President Trump — if after all this he does fall short, we can’t just quite get there — to not let this movement die, to consider running again, to create an organization, platforms over the next four years to keep his movement alive, growing the Republican representation in minority communities, talk about economic populism and just basically keep it alive.”
Take a look at the video clip below: