MSNBC Host: ‘Trump’ Might Be Blackmailing Lindsey Graham Over ‘Something Pretty Extreme’

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle speculated on Tuesday that “President Trump or somebody” has “something pretty extreme” on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

Ruhle made the remark on MSNBC’s “Velshi & Ruhle” on Tuesday morning while interviewing former GOP Congressman David Jolly (I-Fla.).

“Before Don got elected, Lindsey Graham called Donald Trump a racist, xenophobic bigot. Those are Lindsey Graham’s words,” Jolly said.

“I doubt Lindsey Graham could tell you Donald Trump has had a change of heart in the last 24 months, I bet the change of heart has been with Lindsey Graham, not the president,” he said.

“Or it could be that Donald Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham,” Ruhle speculated, without expounding before the commercial break.

Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition super PAC, tweeted a similar theory on Sunday.

“A Republican just told me that he doubts @LindseyGrahamSC is kowtowing to Trump (and indirectly Putin) because he’s being blackmailed over his sexual orientation (an open secret) or even financial corruption. Rather, he thinks it probably involves some pretty serious sexual kink,” Cooper tweeted.

Cooper argued that there is a public interest in Grahams’ sexual secrets because U.S. national security could be at stake.