Senator Lindsay Graham participates in a panel discussion on the economy at the America First Agenda Summit at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, DC, July 26, 2022.
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Senator Lindsey Graham thinks former President Donald Trump’s chances of winning the 2024 US presidential election are ‘pretty good’, in what could be one of the ‘greatest political resurgences in American history’ said there is.
Graham, a South Carolina Republican and close ally of Trump, told CNBC on Saturday that he advised the former president that he had “no chance” of winning the 2020 presidential election. , added that 2024 is within his reach.
Graham told CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick on Italy’s Ambrosetti forum, “I’m literally telling you what I told him.
“If I lose again, the history of who I am and what I did will change dramatically,” he said. “If you come back, it will be one of the greatest political revivals in American history. And with four more years, we can do great things.”
Graham, who is now being asked to testify in a criminal investigation related to Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, said that as the political and economic situation darkens under President Joe Biden, Trump will He said he would be able to establish himself as a president of hope and action. .
Here’s what Trump might say, Graham said.
“Okay, you’ve been living for four years now. It’s your chance to start over,” he said.
“Remember me? I may not be your cup of tea, but when I was president our borders were safe and we had the lowest illegal crossings in 40 years. I did it,” he continued.
“When I was president, I stood up to China and they listened. When I was president, we had the strongest military since Ronald Reagan. Liberal judges.” “He has a story to tell,” said Graham.
Ultimately, however, Graham acknowledged that it may take more than policy promises for Trump to regain support among American voters.
“His problems are personal,” he said. “His policies have stood the test of time. But has he worn out Americans in his character? …Time will tell.”
Graham’s comments come as Trump is under investigation for possible violations of law related to espionage and obstruction of justice over his handling of classified White House records brought into his Mar-a-Lago, Fla., home.
Senators are critical of the FBI investigation, accusing intelligence agencies of having double standards in their treatment of Trump and Hillary Clinton. Trump’s critics claim the two cases are not comparable is doing.
Graham reiterated on Saturday that ‘there will be riots in the streets’ If Trump is indicted, however, he separately condemned the violence seen during the Jan. 6 Capitol storm.
last thursday, thursday federal judge denied Graham’s recent attempt to challenge the subpoena for his testimony before a special grand jury in Georgia playing cards and his allies 2020.
But the judge will not question a call Graham made to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger and his staff in the weeks after the November 2020 election between Trump and Biden. This limited the scope of the subpoena.
This follows Graham’s continuing bid to avoid testifying on the grounds that his position as an MP gives him immunity under the “speech or debate” clause of the US Constitution.