During the Trump presidency, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham surprised many by leaning hard into support for Donald Trump following the death of his longtime friend, Senator John McCain of Arizona.
Even after Trump lost his bid for re-election, the former President remains popular with the extreme right-wing groups Graham also hopes to impress.
During a recent interview on Fox News, Graham announced a raffle where the winner would get to play round of golf with him and the former President.
Lindsey Graham announces a contest where the winner gets to play golf with him and Trump https://t.co/gMs86zQOL8— Acyn (@Acyn)1619573711.0
Almost everyone on Twitter felt the moment came off as more than a little desperate.
Extremely powerful Dear Leader energy here. Hannity: "Why do I think Donald Trump crushes you on the golf course?"… https://t.co/IWitLtf2dE— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1619574301.0
@Acyn What the heck does the loser get??— it’s just me (@it’s just me)1619573768.0
Host Sean Hannity even seemed to feel a little bit awkward about the exchange, asking Graham why he thought the former President "crushes you on the golf course?"
Without a hint of shame, Graham replied:
"Because he's better than I am. He's gonna kick me around."
Just to make sure... Is there anything I need to do to make sure I'm NOT entered? https://t.co/0ijYKq4ip4— Adam Fromal (@Adam Fromal)1619578606.0
@Acyn OMG. I thought you were kidding.— Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR) (@Heather Cox Richardson (TDPR))1619574484.0
Call now, and we'll throw in this free magnet pen! https://t.co/1nXA8q6XLA— Jeff Pearlman (@Jeff Pearlman)1619578373.0
Twitter quickly turned the Trump-Graham golf raffle into a meme.
@Acyn "Now tell that loser who won your contest to move my ball into the hole." https://t.co/tMOMGf8rii— Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody) (@Twice-Impeached, One-Term Trumpy (parody))1619574373.0
It seems poor Graham will never be able to escape the influence of Trump.
This would be sad if it weren’t so sad. https://t.co/wk2qlgZcWb— John Ales AF (@John Ales AF)1619590121.0
If I had the money, I’d win this and show up in a Barack Obama T-shirt. With a Biden-Harris hat. https://t.co/5HgBXGfOD6— Maurice Sanders (@Maurice Sanders)1619589657.0
When given the chance to play golf with Graham and Trump, there were about a million things most Twitter users would rather do.
No thanks I have to clean my oven and toilet that day. https://t.co/Nu6QxIBGA2— Barbara Stewart Ward (@Barbara Stewart Ward)1619629733.0
This contest comes straight from the bowels of hell. If you believe in such things... https://t.co/4LvspbCgbS— BrotherMatthew 💙🇺🇸🧙♀️⚜️🌊 (@BrotherMatthew 💙🇺🇸🧙♀️⚜️🌊)1619619925.0