Donald Trump is ignoring Lindsey Graham’s warnings about 2020 election obsession

Sen. Lindsey Graham has some advice, and a warning, for Donald Trump: Focus on the future and making peoples’ lives better, and drop the constant 2020 election claims. But the former president doesn’t appear to be listening.

“Donald Trump is the most consequential Republican in the Republican Party today. He has a great chance of being president again in 2024. He’ll start comparing what he did as president versus what’s going on now, and how to fix the mess we’re in,” Graham, R-S.C., told ABC News on Sunday. “If he looks backward, I think he’s hurting his chances.”

If Trump is looking anywhere but the political rearview mirror, he is running quite the misdirection strategy.

In nearly 10 statements released since ABC’s “This Week” program aired Graham’s comments, Trump has made clear he has no intention of taking his sometimes golfing partner’s advice.

Among the messages that have replaced his banned Twitter account are declarations pushing his latest conspiracy theory — this one featuring new claims that Hillary Clinton’s campaign spied on his 2016 campaign and early presidency, which already has been vehemently denied in court.

“I was proven right about the spying, and I will be proven right about 2020!” Trump wrote in a Monday statement that had all the syntax and tone of a presidential decree-by-tweet that helped define his term.

In fact, he spent much of his Valentine’s Day this year focused on the 2020 election.

“Is the Unselect Committee still talking about January 6 when a bigger scandal than Watergate has just been unearthed?” Trump said in another Monday statement, referring to the House Jan. 6 investigative committee that some of his fellow Republicans declined to be a part of, as well as the new spying claims.

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