Republican Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate panel advances three spending bills Trump says he will sign executive order to end family separations Trump backs narrow bill halting family separations: official MORE (S.C.) on Sunday slammed President Obama as "tone-deaf" on sensitive political matters, and said that the November elections will prove most Americans disagree with his views.
Graham, an occasional ally of the administration on immigration, energy policy and military issues, also told NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory that Obama's agenda is too liberal for the country.
Democrats, led by Obama, have gone "hard to the left," Graham said.
"Now they have nothing to show for their efforts but bigger government and more debt," he said. "Now they own this agenda that I think has been the most liberal agenda in modern times, and at the end of the day the public is not in the left ditch, they're not in the right ditch, they're in the right-center of the road. And the only way the president can possibly survive is to come back to the middle.
"He's tone-deaf. Putting KSM on trial in New York City? Made no sense. Interjected himself into the mosque debate? Made no sense. He's tone-deaf on terrorism issues, and he's certainly tone-deaf on the economy."