Lindsey Graham’s bizarre allegiance to former President Trump continues to baffle people. This isn’t a stance that he’s attempted to hide, of course. Earlier this year and even in the face of the insurrection, he’s dropped strange quotes about wanting wanting to “harness the magic” of Trump. Even though Trump’s clearly problematic, Graham declared that the Republican party “can’t grow” without the twice-impeached ex-prez, but things are growing even weirder. Potentially Twilight Zone-ish, even, if reactions to Lindsey’s mannerisms during his latest Fox News appearance are to be believed.
Graham popped onto the conservative cable news network to talk about President Biden at the G7 Summit and his concern that other countries aren’t afraid of the Democratic leader. The senator from South Carolina groused about how Biden isn’t pushing back enough against Russia (not that Trump ever did that) and China, and Graham complained, “This is just all fluff and happy talk.” He then added, “I miss Trump.”
No one asked for the awkward “I miss Trump” declaration… or did they? Zooming into Graham’s facial expression is, uh, a little disconcerting.
Granted, it’s a little conspiracy-ish to really suggest that there’s something afoot here, but Graham does seem a little, I don’t know, uncomfortable? His demeanor is not unlike Chris Christie’s infamous “hostage face” immediately after he pulled out of the 2016 Republican primary and aligned himself with Trump. That awkward alignment soon led to Christie becoming Trump’s McDonald’s-fetching manservant, so one wonders, exactly, if something similar is going on with Graham. Will he soon be counting Trump’s M&M’s at Mar-a-Lago? Why is he putting his whole reputation on the line for a guy that got voted out of the White House after suggesting that people inject bleach into their bodies to protect against COVID?
Well, no one really knows what Lindsey was thinking when he said the “I miss Trump” line, but there are an awful lot of “hostage” and “proof of life” jokes out there.
I was thinking the same. Whatever they have on Lindsey, it’s diabolical and earth shattering. He looks like a hostage saying that.
— @KnowYourWorth2021 (@KnowYourWorth25) June 11, 2021
That eye movement is not normal. Who is he looking at?
— Dan Lazinsk (@Dlazi) June 11, 2021
Why does Lindsey look as though he's appearing in a hostage video?
— Ann Spadafora (@ALJWS) June 11, 2021
— Jeff Redfern ⚜️ (@jtreddog) June 11, 2021
Is this a proof of life video? Jesus https://t.co/6LXYphvElE
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) June 11, 2021
Was he glancing to the gun off to the side? https://t.co/VeQfCDA4oQ
— Schooley (@Rschooley) June 11, 2021
LMAO why does he look like there's someone off to the side holding him hostage
— Abject Zero (@AbjectZero) June 11, 2021
Tell me you have been blackmailed without telling me you have been blackmailed.
— kjhfive (@kellyhuds5) June 11, 2021
Those beady eyes looking left while saying this would prompt any body language expert to determine Linds is lying when he says this.
— Mamamia (@Mamamia1151) June 11, 2021
Not that these jokes necessarily mean anything, other than people guessing that there’s some dirt out there that Lindsey may not want to be released. If that’s the case, could it possibly be worse than making these embarrassing statements on TV?