Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest supporters in the Senate, praised the president again this week for what he calls a “successful” handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Right Wing Watch obtained an audio clip of the senator speaking to Family Research Council Tony Perkins.
“I believe if we’d let it run its course, Tony, you’d have a couple million people dead right now,” Graham said.
Graham then claimed that Trump’s “pro-life” approach helped him handle the pandemic.
“Look, 70,000 people [have] died with us locking the whole world down, so the president put life—he is pro-life in the real sense of the word—he put life ahead of his economic success,” Graham said. “The economy came to a grinding halt—not because of anything bad about the economy—to save lives. Now we’re trying to balance how to turn it on. I think he’s done a really good job.”
Listen to his remarks below via RightWing Watch: