South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who made headlines on Sunday after calling former President Donald Trump some kind of “magic” and a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan and P.T. Barnum, unleashed a loud burp during a Fox News interview Tuesday night.
During an interview on Fox News’ Hannity, Graham appeared to burp while responding to a playful question from the show’s host, Sean Hannity.
Graham was ruthlessly mocked online, with some Twitter users asking if the GOP senator had been drinking.
“Excuse me sir, have you been drinking?” asked on Twitter user, while another joked: “Lindsey’s famous gag reflex in action on national TV.”
“Too many beers before show time lol,” said another, while another wrote: “He burped after swallowing the racism he wanted to share.”
Funny those male escorts he hires says he never choaks….🤔🤔🤔
— Chest Rockwell (@brian_malone) March 10, 2021
During his interview Sunday with Axios on HBO, Graham spoke about Trump’s role in the Republican Party and mentioned that he thinks the former president is similar to Helms, the former North Carolina Senator who was a leading name in the conservative movement, Reagan, who served as the 40th president and Barnum, who was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, but most notably known for founding the Barnum and Bailey Circus.
“It’s just this bigger than life deal,” Graham said about Trump. “He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know can make it. He can make it bigger, he can make it stronger, he can make it more diverse and he also could destroy it.”
During the interview, Graham went on to describe Trump as having a “dark side,” as well as “some magic” as the former president was able to excel in areas where former Republican candidates like Mitt Romney and John McCain were unable to.
“What’s hard, is to take a movement that I think is good for the country, try to get the leader of the movement who’s got lots of problems facing him and the party and see if we can make a go of it,” Graham said. “Mitt Romney didn’t do it, John McCain didn’t do it, there’s something about Trump. There’s a dark side and there’s some magic there and what I’m trying to do is just harness the magic.”