South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham isn't favored much these days by former President Donald Trump's supporters.
That was evidenced in an embarrassing moment during a Monday MAGA rally in Summerville, South Carolina when the former president dropped Graham's name while speaking to the fired-up audience, reported the Daily Caller.
Given he was speaking in the senator's home state, Trump made an obligatory positive reference to Graham, who was once favored by Trump's supporters. The moment his name came out of Trump's mouth, the crowd broke into roaring boos.
"Another man always there, always, I’ll tell you what. When I need help on the left, he’s great. He’s great. And he’s my friend, too. Lindsey Graham,” Trump said at the rally. "Wherever you are, Lindsey. Thank you."
Lindsey Graham gets booed at Trump rally.
Do you think President Trump hasn’t fully understood that his supporters detest Lindsey?
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) September 26, 2023
The crowd provided immediate feedback to the former president, reminding him that Graham isn't someone they consider a friend in any context, especially given his support for more funding for the Ukraine/Russia war.
"Oh, no, no, he helps me on the left. We need help sometimes," Trump as the crowd roared with boos and groans. "Republicans shouldn’t need help from the left but he helps me."
Oddly enough, Graham has remained a "Trump loyalist" even though he's fallen out of favor with much of his base.
Social media users responded to the video, with some indicating that they joined in on the boos from their own living rooms while watching the rally on television.
"I was booing him from my living room along with them!" one X user wrote.
Another X user wrote, "Lindsey Graham is a war hawk and way out of touch with MAGA."
Lindsey Graham is a war hawk and way out of touch with MAGA.
— Lisa Glacken (@LisaGlacken) September 25, 2023
The rally was held at motorboat factory in Summerville, and he shouted out several other top South Carolina politicians, including Gov. Henry McMaster (R), and Republican Reps. Joe Wilson and Russell Fry.
The former president continues to dominate in the GOP primary polls, besting his opponents even in their home states. Trump has an astonishing 32% lead over Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and former Ambassador to the United Nations.