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Despite Once Labeling Trump A 'Kook', Graham Now Defends His Kookiness

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is on record with an outrageous flip-flip in the last year.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) chastised the media Thursday for its depiction of the president as mentally unfit for office - the complete opposite of his stance just one year ago.

“What concerns me about the American press is this endless, endless attempt to label the guy as some kind of kook not fit to be president,” Graham told CNN. “It’s pretty frustrating for most Republicans, quite frankly, that it’s 24/7 attack on everything the president does or thinks. It gets a little old after a while.”

But last year when Trump was vying for the Republican nomination, Graham struck an entirely different tone:

Back then, Graham, who supported Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign at the time and had previously run in the primary himself, called Trump a “kook” and “crazy” in an interview with Fox News. He said his party had gone “batshit crazy” because it was backing Trump. He also tweeted that Trump is “not fit to be President of the United States.”

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