During an interview with NewsMax, trump called Graham a RINO (Republican In Name Only) in response to comments made by the Senator on Face The Nation where he CBS' Margaret Brennan that it was not okay to defile the Capitol, and that it was inappropriate for trump to suggest that he might pardon them:

"Well, Lindsey Graham's wrong. I mean, Lindsey's a nice guy, but he's a RINO. Lindsey's wrong,” Trump said, using the acronym for “Republican In Name Only.”

Graham also stated that the rioters should "get the book thrown at them because they deserve it."

Yet another example of the tightrope senators have to walk with trump, even those that are closest to him.