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

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham asks colleagues to support call for China to close wet markets Justice IG pours fuel on looming fight over FISA court Trump says he's considering restricting travel to coronavirus 'hot spots' MORE (R-S.C.) on Friday praised President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' 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 KavanaughProgressive group knocks McConnell for talking judicial picks during coronavirus Trump nominates former Kavanaugh clerk for influential appeals court Coronavirus isn't the only reason Congress should spend less time in DC MORE and Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchHillicon Valley: Twitter says Chinese official's virus disinformation doesn't violate rules | Hackers target WHO | Senators urge agencies to stop coronavirus robocalls Supreme Court raises bar for racial discrimination claims in contracts Progressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives MORE. “Thank you for rebuilding the military and killing the terrorist. Thank you for the strongest economy in my lifetime.”