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In May 2016, Lindsey Graham tweeted, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.” This tweet turned out to be prescient. But this was before Graham jumped on the Paul Weller Montage Shirt also I will do this Trump train and joined him on the golf course. Yes, believe it or not, there was a time in July 2015 when Graham called Trump a “jackass.” But that Lindsey Graham left us around the time that Senator John McCain died. The country lost a war hero, and Graham lost his moral compass.