Both have changed their minds (dramatically) about Donald Trump.
Today, Senator Lindsey Graham is one of President Trump’s staunchest supporters. His relationship with the President has come to rival that between the President and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Lindsey Graham today: “I’m concerned by the media’s attempt to label Trump as a kook or not fit to be President.”
Lindsey Graham in 2016: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office. I’m not going to try to get into the mind of Donald Trump because I don’t think there’s a whole lot of space there. I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”
Graham tweeted that he didn’t even vote for Trump:
“I voted @Evan_McMullin for President. I appreciate his views on a strong America and the need to rebuild our military. #3.”
Today, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is a supporter of President Trump – but that has not always been the case – as Cruz’s rant below illustrates.
“This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies. He lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And in a pattern that I think is straight out of a psychology textbook, his response is to accuse everybody else of lying. He accuses everybody on that debate stage of lying. And it’s simply a mindless yell. Whatever he does, he accuses everyone else of doing. The man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist, a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen.
Donald Trump is such a narcissist that Barack Obama looks at him and goes, dude, what’s your problem? Everything in Donald’s world is about Donald. And he combines being a pathological liar — and I say pathological because I actually think Donald, if you hooked him up to a lie detector test, he could say one thing in the morning, one thing at noon, and one thing in the evening, all contradictory, and he would pass the lie detector test each time. Whatever lie he’s telling, at that minute, he believes it. But the man is utterly amoral.”
Based on what I’ve learned about Donald Trump by watching his actions an listening to what he has to say, the earlier descriptions of Trump by these two senators rings much truer than those that came after they became born-again Trumpsters.