Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on Fox News once again after Donald Trump’s arraignment on Tuesday to ask viewers to donate to the former president.
“We do have one last chance to not become a banana republic. 2024 is the most important election in my lifetime. America literally is at stake as we know it. I’m sorry I’m so upset. But please help President Trump,” Graham said on Sean Hannity‘s Fox News show.
“If you can afford 5 or 10 bucks, if you can’t afford a dollar, fine. Just pray. Make sure you vote as early as you can in your state,” Graham continued. “Don’t risk anything anymore. Vote as soon as you can. Pray for this country. Pray for this president. And if you’ve got any money to give, give it.”
Graham’s comments came hours after Trump surrendered at a Manhattan courthouse and then was arraigned on charges related to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s hush money payment probe.
The former president pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records. Trump is the first former U.S president to face criminal indictment.
Graham responded to the initial reports of Trump’s indictment last week with a desperate, tearful plea to Fox News viewers to send Trump money.
“You need to help this man, Donald J. Trump. They’re trying to drain him dry. He spent more money on lawyers than most people spend on campaigns. They’re trying to bleed him dry,” Graham said. “Give the president some money to fight this bullshit. This is going to destroy America.”