Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday’s suggested on Twitter that the first Democratic presidential debate made a third term for President Trump look “better and better.”
“After tonight’s #DemocraticDebate…….that whole Trump 3rd term thing is looking better and better,” Graham tweeted Wednesday night.
By Thursday morning, #LindseyGrahamResign began trending on Twitter.
“Third term for Trump you have lost your mind [and] now you need to lose your seat,” one user tweeted.
Third term for Trump you have lost your mind now you need to lose your seat #LindseyGrahamResign
— V K Hahn (@vkhahn1133) June 27, 2019
Lindsey Graham is a prime example of why Congress should have term limits #LindseyGrahamResign
— Francis (@YeahThisIsHess) June 27, 2019
@LindseyGrahamSC You are a disgrace to the people of SC & USA for suggesting that Lying-in-chief looks good for a 3rd term that's a betrayal to your Oath of office sir. Elect @harrisonjaime in SC #AdiosGOP #AdiosTrump #AdiosLindsey. #LindseyGrahamResign pic.twitter.com/GfcnN0hHSA
— Jmulah7 (@JmaihN7) June 27, 2019
Jaime Harrison, the former chairman of South Carolina’s Democratic Party who is challenging Graham in 2020, ripped into Graham on Thursday, tweeting: “Senator Graham, in SC we have spines. Do us a favor and find yours.”
“When your only concern is covering your political ass — you joke about undermining the US Constitution, sell out your constituents, and abandon your moral compass,” Harrison wrote.
When your only concern is covering your political ass — you joke about undermining the US Constitution, sell out your constituents, and abandon your moral compass.
— Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) June 27, 2019
Graham wasn’t the only one who suggested the president seek a third term.
During the second half of the first Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted a doctored video depicting him campaigning for office indefinitely on the cover of Time magazine.
The edited clip shared for the second time by the president, adds an additional sign at the end that at first reads “Trump 2048,” before growing by four years at a time, then 100 years at a time, then even larger numbers until it eventually reads “Trump 4EVA.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019
Trump earlier this month suggested in a tweet that his supporters might “demand” that he serve more than two terms as president.
Trump has previously joked about serving more than two terms, including at a campaign rally in May, when he told a crowd that he could potentially serve a fifth term in the White House with their help.
In April he told a crowd that he might remain in the Oval Office “at least for 10 or 14 years.”