Lindsey Graham begs crowd to stop booing him at Trump rally

July 3, 2023
Robert Ayers

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) found himself recently begging a crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump to stop booing him. 

The incident, according to the Daily Wire, took place on Saturday during an event that Trump held, in Graham's home state of South Carolina, for his 2024 presidential campaign.

Graham was on hand to stump for Trump.

Suffice it to say that things did not go as expected for Graham.

"Calm down for just a second"

Graham only spoke at the event for about five minutes, and, throughout the entirety of those five minutes, Graham was booed - at times very loudly.

The booing began when Graham first took the stage. He attempted to laugh it off, joking, "Welcome to Pickens. … Thanks a bunch." But, the boos continued.

It was at this point that Graham pleaded with the crowd to stop booing him - to give him a chance to speak. "Well, you wanna find something in common? Calm down for just a second. I think you'll like this," Graham said.

Graham then proceeded to try to find that common ground, saying:

Pickens County has more Medal of Honor winners per capita than any place in the nation. I was born in this county. I live 15 miles down the road. This is a place where people pay the taxes, fight the wars and tell you what they believe. How many of you believe that Donald Trump was a great president?

This did elicit some cheers from the crowd - for Trump. But, the booing quickly resumed. It continued as Graham delivered the remainder of his remarks. And, the booing followed Graham - even crescendoing - as Graham walked off of the stage.

Trump's turn

It was not too long after Graham finished that Trump took the stage. The former president attempted to win over some support for Graham - but at Graham's expense.

Trump said:

We're going to love him. I know, it's half and half. But, when I need some of those liberal votes, he's always there to help me get 'em," Trump continued. "We got some pretty liberal people, but he's good. We know the good ones. We know the bad ones, too.

By "half and half," it appears that Trump was suggesting that half the time Graham sides with Republicans and the other half he sides with Democrats - a notion which certainly has some truth to it.

Having said all of that, Trump did not appear to win any support for Graham.

Trump brought Graham up later on in his speech, and, once again, the crowd booed.

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