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Chris Evans Just Savaged Lindsey Graham After He Urged Donald Trump to Declare a National Emergency to Build His Wall, and Now Graham Has a New Nickname

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), once a fierce opponent to Donald Trump's candidacy for president, has evolved into one of the Trump's most loyal peons.

“You know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell,” Graham said of candidate Trump in 2015.

Graham was no fan of Trump before the election.

But on Friday, Graham encouraged Trump to declare a national emergency in order to construct a wall along the southern border - an "emergency" that does not really exist.

Chris Evans, aka Captain America, has seen enough.

On Saturday, the chiseled actor tore into Graham on Twitter, likening Trump's buddy to Waylon Smithers, the closeted gay assistant to the villainous Mr. Burns from The Simpsons.

On the show, Smithers' perpetual loyalty to Burns, which Evans compared to a suckerfish, is topped only by Smithers' deep, aching love for the 104-year-old billionaire.

"Hey Smithers, remember when you said this: ‘You know how you make America great again, tell Donald Trump to go to hell.’ What do they have on you?" Evans wrote. "I can’t tell if this shameful 180 is born of fear or thirst. Either way, we will always remember you as nothing more than remora."


Evans nailed it.

Meanwhile, others are lashing out at Graham for pushing Trump toward dictatorship.

Presidents cannot just do what they want.

Does Graham really want to open this political Pandora's Box?

The emergency is sitting in the Oval Office.

On Saturday, Trump backed away from his threat to invoke emergency powers under mounting pressure from his advisors and some Congressional Republicans.

“What we’re not looking to do right now is a national emergency,” Trump told reporters, though a few seconds later, he left the door open to that possibility in the future.

Trump shut down the federal government on December 22 after Congress refused to grant funding for a border wall. Negotiations to end the shutdown, now halfway into its fourth week, have stalled.

On Friday, Trump ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to look into siphoning disaster relief funds from hurricane-torn Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, as well as wildfire-ravaged California to pay for for the construction of a wall.

This, however, would not bring the government any closer to reopening. Recent estimates pegged the cost of the shutdown at roughly $1.2 billion per week.

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