During a speech at a Trump rally in Pickens, South Carolina, on Saturday (July 1), Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, was met with boos from his fellow state residents.
During the campaign stop in South Carolina, Graham was slated to give a speech alongside former President Donald Trump. However, videos circulating on Twitter showed Graham being met with loud boos from Trump supporters as he took the stage. Despite the negative reception, Graham remained composed, waving to the crowd and thanking them for attending.
Social media personality Rogan O’Handley, known by Twitter handle DC_Darino, shared a video of the incident and detailed that even in Graham’s home state, the crowd “viciously booed him.”
O’Handley suggested the booing was for “many reasons” but highlighted that number one among them is Graham’s “support of the War in Ukraine,” insisting, “We’re done with NeoCon Warmongers.”
Whether O’Handley’s assumption is correct hasn’t been verified.
Graham declared his intention to assist Trump in winning the 2024 presidential election during his speech on Saturday; however, Trump supporters persisted in expressing their disapproval through booing.
Political commentator Ron Filipkowski relayed how Graham was introduced at the Trump rally and was greeted by loud booing “with the crowd chanting, ‘Traitor!’ at him.”
In a follow-up tweet, Filipkowski described how Graham had cut his remarks short and had proceeded to run off stage “to a chorus of boos after being booed and heckled nonstop by the crowd.”
Vaughn Hillyard, an NBC News correspondent, also live tweeting the events at the rally, noted that it had been six minutes of boos “and counting,” noting that Graham was stammering through his speech.
Hillyard added, “We like Trump!” Graham says, to which a man yells, ‘But not you!'”