Republican Senator Lindsey Graham met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi on Sunday to discuss, naturally, the looming possibility of a Donald Trump presidency. Graham was in Egypt as part of a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East, a region his party’s presidential frontrunner believes would be better served if Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still around. Speaking to reporters after his meeting with el-Sissi, Graham said he reassured the Egyptian president that even if Trump won the presidency, the Egyptian people have nothing to worry about.
“The Congress is going to be around no matter who is president,” Graham told reporters after the meeting. “All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don’t let the political scenes at home get you too upset.”
Lindsey Graham, a failed presidential candidate himself, has put his support behind Ted Cruz in this election in a plan to block Trump’s surging campaign. (Cruz is, by Graham’s own admission, not an ideal choice, but he at least hasn’t posted Graham’s phone number on the internet.) Graham told The Hill that he’s not so sure this plan will work. Still, Egypt, which is the second-largest recipient of U.S. military aid and is under increasing scrutiny for human rights violations, should not be afraid of a Donald Trump presidency. Nobody should. Everything is totally fine.