When it comes to education, Senator Lindsey Graham (R - SC) believes that middle school students would benefit more from a "secure border" wall than a new campus.
Now that President Donald Trump has asserted his power by declaring a national emergency on Friday, he is considering how to allocate available funds to secure his flawed pet project.
CBS's Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan asked if the South Carolina senator was concerned about the possibility of funding being pulled from "military construction efforts, including construction of a middle school in Kentucky, housing for military families, improvements for bases," and his answer confounded audiences.
"It's better for the middle school kids in Kentucky to have a secure border. We'll get them the school they need, but right now we've got a national emergency on our hands."
Graham's distorted priorities rattled Twitter's nerves.
Some were confused over Kentucky being geographically vulnerable to invasions.
Where is the real danger coming from?
Will South Carolinians change their fate in 2020?
People didn't forget that Graham's relationship with Donald Trump used to be adversarial.
Graham's statement signifies his steadfast devotion to the unconventional president; however, past comments would indicate otherwise.
The South Carolina senator has bashed Trump on numerous occasions. While endorsing Jeb Bush in 2016 on MSNBC's Morning Joe Graham called Donald Trump "the most unelectable Republican I've seen in my lifetime."
In 2017, Graham told Fox News "I'm not going to try to get into the mind of Donald Trump because I don't think there's a whole lot of space there. I think he's a kook. He's crazy."
When Trump called on a U.S. ban against Muslims entering the country, Graham told CNN, "You know how you 'make America great' again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell."
The sudden about-face is jarring.
Graham 2.0, now seen snuggling up to Trump, will not win him any favors on the road to 2020. Or will he?