CNN’s John Avlon: Lindsey Graham’s Defense of Trump Is ‘Stop Beating Up on the Baby!’

CNN’s John Avlon: Lindsey Graham’s Defense of Trump Is ‘Stop Beating Up on the Baby!’

CNN’s John Avlon mocked Republican Senator Lindsey Graham for his latest defense of President Donald Trump. Graham has said that the administration’s Ukraine policy was so incoherent, it was impossible to have formed a quid pro quo for military aid.

“This is the descent of man being acted out by Lindsey Graham,” Avlon told CNN’s New Day. “A few weeks ago, it was ‘if there is any objective evidence of quid pro quo, I’d be real concerned.’ Now we have, basically, consensus evidence of quid pro quo, and instead, Lindsey Graham is saying I’m not going to read the transcripts, a literal know-nothing position as opposed to confronting the facts.”

“What I love about this is it’s the perfect encapsulation of what a lot of the last line of Donald Trump’s defense is, which is, he’s incompetent, he’s a large malevolent child, you can’t hold him to the same standards as other humans, let alone presidents, so there’s no way they could have executed this.”

“Stop beating up on the baby! This is the argument one of his staunchest defenders in the Senate is making. And it’s nuts.”

Watch the video above, via CNN.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor