“Donald Trump was my friend before the riot. And I’m trying to keep a relationship with him after the riot. I still consider him a friend. What happened was a dark day in American history, and we’re going to move forward.
“I want us to continue the policies that I think will make America strong. I believe the best way for the Republican Party to do that is with Trump, not without Trump.
“Mitt Romney didn’t do it. John McCain didn’t do it. There’s something about Trump. There’s a dark side and there’s some magic there. What I’m tryin’ to do is just harness the magic.
“To me, Donald Trump is sort of a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan and P.T. Barnum. He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know can make it.
“He can make it bigger. He can make it stronger. He can make it more diverse. And he also could destroy it,
“I tell (Trump) every day that he wants to listen that I think the main reason he probably lost in Arizona is beatin’ on the dead guy called John McCain.” – Lindsey Graham, last night on Axios’s HBO show.