EXCLUSIVE: Trump is pictured golfing with Lindsay Graham in West Palm Beach just one day after the senator told the Republican Party they ‘can’t move forward’ without Donald
- Exclusive DailyMail.com photos show Sen. Lindsey Graham in a light blue polo shirt and Donald Trump in his usual white polo and red MAGA golfing
- They were improving their game at the Trump International in West Palm Beach on Saturday
- A day earlier, Graham went on Fox News and told Sean Hannity that the Republican party needs Trump
- ‘I would just say to my Republican colleagues, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no,’ Graham said
- The have become good golfing buddies since Trump left office
Photos exclusively taken by DailyMail.com show Sen. Lindsey Graham golfing with Donald Trump at his resort in West Palm Beach just a day after the senator announced that the Republican Party can’t ‘move forward’ without the former president.
Trump is seen wearing his typical white polo and red MAGA hat as he hit the links with golf buddy Graham, in a light blue polo, at the Trump International Golf Club, Florida on Saturday.
The pair have been working on their golf game a lot over the last couple months, and were seen playing a round at the same Florida golf club last month, before Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago to cheers from his supporters. Before that, the pals golfed in March with rising LPGA star Jaye Marie Green.
On Friday, Graham announced that his former boss and regular golf buddy was essential if the GOP wanted to take office again in 2024.
‘I would just say to my Republican colleagues, can we move forward without President Trump? The answer is no,’ the South Carolina senator told Sean Hannity on Fox News on Friday.
Scroll down for video of full interview.
Trump is seen at his West Palm Beach golf course on Saturday wearing his typical white polo shirt and red MAGA cap
Trump was joined by his golfing buddy Sen. Lindsey Graham, in a light blue shirt, a day after Graham stressed the importance of including Trump in the Republican’s election strategy in an interview on Fox News
Graham previously told Axios on HBO that that Trump could either make the GOP ‘bigger’ and ‘stronger’ or that he could ‘destroy it’
The duo have been spotted at least once every month going back to at least March
Trump points to DailyMai.com cameras during his Saturday golf outing
Graham’s comment comes as Republicans seek to remove their third-ranking House member, Rep. Liz Cheney, from her post because of her ongoing criticisms of the former president.
‘I’ve always liked Liz Cheney, but she’s made a determination that the Republican Party can’t grow with President Trump. I’ve determined we can’t grow without him,’ Graham told Fox News.
Graham previously had harsh words for Trump following the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, repudiating the former president’s claims of election fraud.
But Graham wiggled back into Trump’s good graces, in part by staunchly opposing his conviction in a second Senate impeachment trial, and more recently, pushing for Trump to be part of the GOP’s plans moving forward.
There’s been infighting among the Republicans over whether they should move on from the former president or include him as an integral part of their election strategy.
Graham previously told Axios on HBO that that Trump could either make the GOP ‘bigger’ and ‘stronger’ or that he could ‘destroy it.’
While some Republican leaders like Cheney want to move way from ‘the Trump cult of personality,’ as she wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Wednesday, The Hill reported.
Her likely successor as chair of the Houser Republican Conference, Rep. Elise Stefanik, is a staunch Trump supporter.
Graham and Trump had a rocky relationship during the 2016 primary and then after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, but they seem to have made up
Graham wants to remove Liz Cheney as the thrid ranking member of the Republican party because she doesn’t support the former president