Lindsey Graham thanks Trump, bemoans 'never-ending bull----' at South Carolina rally 

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions GOP skepticism looms over bipartisan spending deal Graham's COVID-19 'breakthrough' case jolts Senate MORE (R-S.C.) on Friday praised President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - White House, Dems play blame game over evictions The Memo: Left pins hopes on Nina Turner in Ohio after recent defeats Biden administration to keep Trump-era rule of turning away migrants during pandemic MORE for several accomplishments in his first term while bemoaning "bullshit" faced by the president.

Graham made the remarks while appearing alongside Trump at a rally in his home state of South Carolina on the eve of Saturday's Democratic primary in the state.

"Thank you, more than anything else, for putting up with the never-ending bullshit you have to go through," Graham said to raucous applause from the crowd in North Charleston.

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It’s unclear exactly what Graham was referring to, though the GOP senator has been a vocal defender of the president, including during the impeachment proceedings that began in the House last year and ended with Trump's acquittal in the Senate this month.

Graham's remarks came moments after Trump lashed out at Democrats and the news media during the rally, accusing them of pursuing a "new hoax" with their criticism of his administration's handling of the coronavirus.

"The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus," Trump asserted at the rally. 

"One of my people came up to me and said, 'Mr. President they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia. That didn't work out too well," Trump continued. "They tried the impeachment hoax."

"This is their new hoax," he added, apparently referring to Democrats' criticism of the administration's coronavirus response.

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Trump in the past has ridiculed Democrats for pursuing their impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, labeling the effort along with the Russia probe as "bullshit."

Graham, who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, touted Trump as a "damn good president," pointing to his record of filing federal judicial nominations with conservative judges. 

“Thank you for 200 conservative judges. Thank you for Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch," Graham said in front of a crowd, referring to Justices Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSarah Palin says she's praying about running for Senate against Murkowski Top House Democrats call on Biden administration to extend eviction moratorium On The Money: Biden asks Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration | Economic growth rose to 6.5 percent annual rate in second quarter MORE and Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchNo reason to pack the court Democrats under new pressure to break voting rights stalemate Trump 'very disappointed' in Kavanaugh votes: 'Where would he be without me?' MORE. “Thank you for rebuilding the military and killing the terrorist. Thank you for the strongest economy in my lifetime.”