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Lindsey Graham Tried to Rip Biden for Talking 'Domestic Politics' and It Instantly Backfired

Lindsey Graham Tried to Rip Biden for Talking 'Domestic Politics' and It Instantly Backfired
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This week, President Joe Biden traveled to Brussels, Belgium for an emergency summit with fellow leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries amid Russian President Vladimir Putin's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

There, Biden announced that the United States would admit 100,000 Ukrainian refugees and pledged $1 billion for food and other aid to resettling Ukrainians. He also reaffirmed the unity among NATO members in countering Putin's aggression.

In a press conference at the summit, Biden was asked about former President Donald Trump's potential candidacy in 2024. Though he said no election was important enough to interfere with delicate diplomatic agendas, Biden reiterated how the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia early in Trump's presidency compelled him to run again in 2020.

Watch below.

Biden said:

"I had no intention of running for President again until I saw those folks coming out of the fields in Virginia, carrying torches and carrying Nazi banners and literally singing the same vile rhyme they used in Germany in the early 20s, or 30s, I should say. And then when [Trump] was asked what he thought and a young woman was killed, a protester ... He said 'There are very good people on both sides.' And that's when I decided I wasn't going to be quiet any longer."

Fresh off of grilling Biden's Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina blasted Biden on Twitter.

Graham blasted Biden, whom he once tearfully said was "as good a man as God ever created," for discussing "domestic politics" abroad.

But social media users soon blasted Graham, with many recalling his (and his party's) frequent tangents.

Even conservatives were frustrated with Graham.

Biden now heads to Poland for a meeting with Andrzej Duda.