Lindsey Graham Is Shown Footage of Himself Bashing Ted Cruz, Erupts Into Giggles

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Sen. Lindsey Graham went on The Daily Show last night to laugh about his surprising and bad decision to endorse Ted Cruz, and guys, it was an absolute romp from start to finish.


“I’m on the Ted train, absolutely. What’s not to like?” Graham said, appearing to be not fully serious about that second thing; he later added that “I prefer John Kasich, but he has no chance.” When he was shown a video of himself saying that Ted Cruz could be murdered on the Senate floor and no one would be convicted, he giggled helplessly.

“It’s safe to say that you are, slash were, slash are not a fan of Ted Cruz,” Noah pointed out.

“It tells ya everything you need to know about Donald Trump,” Graham replied, laughing at his own burn, and looking around to see who else was laughing.

“I don’t dislike Ted,” he continued, unconvincingly. “We have a lot of differences...I’m getting better at this,” at which point he and Noah burst out laughing again.

“He was my fifteenth choice, what can I say? One, he’s not completely crazy—”

“So, partially crazy?” Noah pressed.

“Well, hell, the guy works in Washington. You’ve got Bernie!” Graham answered, adding that really, all he likes about Cruz is “that he’s not Trump,” and that he’s a Republican.


“Are you a citizen?” Graham asked Noah. “Do you have a green card?” Noah said no. “If I were you, I’d be in a hurry. If Trump wins, your days are numbered, pal. Young, black, liberal guys from Africa is not going to work with him.”

Noah laughed, then pointed out that Graham has fear in his eyes, then showed Graham a second clip of him saying the choice between Cruz and Trump is “like being shot or poisoned, what does it matter?”


Graham giggled again, and said, “My party is completely screwed up.”

Lindsey Graham, it is always a pleasure.

Image via screenshot.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.



This morning on MSNBC, he said “If Trump wins, we’ll have to build a wall to keep people IN.” And then “John Kasich would beat Hillary by eleven points, so obviously he’s out.”

I don’t care if it’s wrong, I am in love with Lindsey Graham.