Trump: Saying I Compared White Supremacists to Left Is 'A Disgusting Lie'

President's target this time was Republican Senator Lindsey Graham

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File photo: Sen. Lindsey Graham in Washington on July 27, 2017.
File photo: Sen. Lindsey Graham in Washington on July 27, 2017.Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina a "publicity seeking" lawmaker.

In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP senator for statements Graham has made about the president's stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump said in his tweet: "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer." He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a car driven into the crowd.

"Such a disgusting lie," Trump said of Graham's remarks. "He just can't forget his election trouncing. The people of South Carolina will remember."
In a separate tweet, Trump accused "the Fake News" of distorting "what I say about hate, bigotry, etc. Shame!"