If incoming Senator Mitt Romney continues attacking President Donald Trump, it will “hurt him and Utah”, Senator Lindsey Graham warned on Wednesday in response to Romney’s biting criticism of the president in a recent Washington Post op-ed.
CBS News reported on remarks the South Carolina Republican made during a radio interview with Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade.
"If he's going to be the critic from Utah, it's going to hurt him and Utah," Graham said in an interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News Radio. Graham said that Mr. Trump is accessible and open to discussing policy. Graham has met with Mr. Trump to try to convince the president not to withdraw troops from Syria, although those attempts have so far been unsuccessful.
However, Graham said, Mr. Trump would not be willing to work with Romney "if he believes you are out to get him." Mr. Trump mocked Romney in a tweet on Wednesday morning, comparing him to former Sen. Jeff Flake, a frequent critic of the president.
"Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn't. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!" Mr. Trump wrote.