Responding to Senator Lindsey Graham’s position that the U.S. should use military force against Iran, President Donald Trump continued his attack on the South Carolina Republican and appeared to mock Graham’s support for the Iraq War.
Graham has become one of the president’s most ardent supporters on Capitol Hill.
But according to The Hill, Trump blasted Graham after the senator again called for military strikes, following the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields.
“Ask Lindsey how did going into the Middle East, how did that work out? And how did going into Iraq work out? So, we have a disagreement on that,” Trump said to reporters on Wednesday.
Graham had said that America’s failure to respond earlier this summer when Iran downed a U.S. drone was perceived by the country as a “sign of weakness.”
But Trump said it was a show of strength: “No I actually think it’s a sign of strength. We have the strongest military in the world now. And I think it’s a great sign of strength.”
The Republican senator called again for strikes after the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed credit for the attack on Saudi oil infrastructure. Trump indicated on Monday that he is awaiting a final determination from intelligence officials before charting a course of action in response to the incident.