During the 2016 presidential campaign, Lindsey Graham was openly critical of Donald Trump when both were campaigning for their party’s nomination so the winner would be defeated by Hillary Clinton.
A few weeks ago, Trump played golf with Graham, and said, “Lindsey, you don’t want to be my Attorney General, do you?” and they laughed.
Just the other day, Graham had a meltdown as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, lambasting the Democrats on the Committee for impugning the integrity of a man credibly accused of nearly raping a brave woman who came forward to tell the truth.
Now that Trump has lost one of the few well-liked members of his
team — Nikki Haley — Washington is all abuzz about what shoe’s gonna drop next (she was popular because she was in New York and not Washington).
“Will it be Ivanka?” “Oh no, she says she’s not interested” (nobody seems concerned that Ivanka has no qualifications for the job).
Yesterday, we here at AP said that Trump would replace Nikki Haley with Putin’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov.
Now, there’s all this buzz about how on November 7, Trump will fire his onetime ally, Jeff Sessions, and bring Lindsey Graham in as Attorney General so that South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster can appoint Haley to the Senate.
Then Trump will be a little happier, Ivanka will still be in the White House, Jared will still be in the White House, and Gen. Kelly will be there until December.
Nikki Haley is perhaps the most astute Republican politician today: she got out while the gettin’ was good.
She didn’t tell Pompeo. She didn’t tell Bolton. She just did it.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones is really the only one who knows whom Trump will pick next. She does know that for once, he can say nice things to somebody leaving Trumpworld.
Elsewhere, in Colorado, where Democrat Jared Polis is leading Republican Walker Stapleton by eleven points in the race for governor, Trump has tweeted his unwavering support for Stapleton. It's sure to be the kiss of death.