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Lindsay Graham Green Lights Trump’s Appointment Of John Bolton

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South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed his support for John Bolton to serve as National Security Adviser Friday on “Fox & Friends.” Graham praised President Donald Trump for the decision.

“[Bolton] has a world view that I think will help the president make us safer,” Graham said. “He’s believed, stronger than anybody, that North Korea having an ICBM, nuclear-tipped missile to hit America is a nonstarter. He believes the Iranian agreement is a terrible deal for the world, the United States and Israel. He believes in a strong military, going after the terrorists, taking the gloves off. He’s a diplomat. But he understands that if you’re going to deal with thugs like the Ayatollah in Iran, you’ve got to be taken seriously.”

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“I think he’s going to help the president shape policies that make us all safer,” Graham continued. “The era of leading from behind is over. John Bolton is a leading from the front kind of guy.”

Graham then praised Trump and called him “one hell of a good commander-in-chief” before calling Bolton the “right” man “at the right time.”

“Donald Trump is one hell of a good commander-in-chief,” Graham concluded. “God bless H.R. [McMaster], but John Bolton is the right guy at the right time with a worldview that I think will reinforce the president’s instincts to go after our enemies and to be a better ally. And one of the big losers in this is going to be Russia.”

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