Reacting to Trump's tweets, Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough noted that both Graham and Flake had stuck their necks out for the president recently when they voted in favor of a "horrid" Republican health care plan that Trump desperately wanted to see passed. Earlier this year, Flake published "Conscience of a Conservative", a book that can be seen as strong rebuke against Trump. "Even worse: We checked our critical faculties at the door and pretended that the emperor was making sense".
22 rally on Wednesday, and it comes at a time when Arizona has emerged as a key test for the GOP, which is riven by pro-Trump and anti-Trump factions. Lindsey Graham by name Thursday, slamming the SC senator as "publicity seeking".
The South Carolina senator responded to Trump's tweet Thursday and warned the president that his handling of the Charlottesville violence was earning him praise from white supremacist groups. "I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency", Graham said. "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!" Trump also assailed Senator Jeff Flake, another Republican critic, as "a non-factor in the Senate", adding, "He's toxic".
"If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide our nation", Mr. Stanton said.
Nat King Cole's grandson Robert Yancy found dead aged 39
It's worth noting that Marvin Yancy also died of a heart attack at age 34, so it could be heart disease runs in the family. Authorities who were asked to check on his welfare found Yancy dead Monday night at his home in the Sherman Oaks area.
But Graham isn't up for reelection next year, and following Trump's Thursday morning tweets, he released a statement reiterating his criticism of the president.
Flake's opposition greatly angered Trump, and in July, the president offered to pay $10 million of his own money to assist in unseating Flake, according to The Independent.
"Mr. President, like most I seek to move our nation, my state, and our party forward - toward the light - not back to the darkness", it says.