""Donald Trump"" – Google News
That time came Thursday for South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who has sacrificed much over the past four years to ingratiate himself with Trump in the wake of the publication of Peril, a book about Trump’s last year in office .
The book by authors Bob Woodward and Robert Costa documents Graham’s repeated – and unsuccessful – attempts to convince Trump to admit the 2020 election.
Trump, of course, responded by devastating Graham and his Republican colleague Mike Lee of Utah.
“I spent virtually no time with Senators Mike Lee from Utah or Lindsey Graham from South Carolina talking about the fraud in the 2020 presidential election or, as many see it, the ‘crime of the century’,” Trump wrote in one Statement sent through his Save America PAC. “Lindsey and Mike should be ashamed of not delivering the fight necessary to win.”
Trump’s twist on Graham shouldn’t surprise anyone – least of all Graham himself. After all, the South Carolina Senator has had an excellent view over the past few years that nothing and no one is ever good enough for Trump. Everyone eventually lets him down. He’s the only one who’s really committed to the, uh, good fight.
Friendship with Trump is very much like being the manager or coach of a professional sports team. You accept the job knowing that at some point in the future you will be fired from the job. And that the burning may not be your fault alone! You may just end up being the trapper for a new regime or the victim of people (or your players) who are just bored.
This is friendship with Trump. It’s purely transactional. He will be “friends” with you as long as you are useful to him. If he’s fed up with you or concludes that you’ve broken an unwritten rule of loyalty, he’ll turn you on. Every. Damned. Time.
The point: For Trump, loyalty is a one-way street. Has always been. Always will be.