President Donald Trump addressed the nation on Wednesday morning after Iran launched retaliatory strikes against two Iraqi military bases where U.S. troops were stationed.
During the speech, the President sniffled nearly 60 times, slurring his words as well. By the end of the address, "adderall" was trending on Twitter due to the amount of people speculating that Trump was on drugs.
Nevertheless, Trump's allies fell in line to praise him—particularly Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Graham heaped praise upon the President in a Fox News interview, absurdly stating that the speech was as good as Ronald Reagan's famous "tear down this wall" address, and that Trump's speech singlehandedly reset the relationship between the world and Iran.
One Republican recently compared Graham to a "pilot fish"—a fish who follows a larger, predatory fish for food scraps and protection.
Republican strategist and Trump critic Rick Wilson used Graham's subservience to establish the rules for loyalty to Trump.
After years of seeing ceaseless praise for even Trump's most indefensible actions, many thought Wilson's thread to be spot-on.
Rick Wilson is one of the founders of the Lincoln Project, a Republican political action committee working to prevent Trump's reelection.