Graham: Trump citing cost for end of war games is 'ridiculous'

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul suggested that his colleague South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is a

Fiscally liberal USA senator Lindsey Graham of SC - always on the lookout for a nation to invade - drafted an authorization for the use of military force against North Korea in anticipation of Trump's summit with Kim in Singapore.

"This is a first step, this is a good start but we're a long ways away from an agreement", Graham told "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday.

While Graham said he congratulated Mr. Trump on bringing about such an "historic opportunity" to help end the Korean war and force the regime to give up its nuclear capabilities, he noted, "They've promised to give up their nuclear weapons, they've done this twice".

"I wanted to stop the war games, I thought they were very provocative, but I also think they're very expensive", when asked if he discussed pulling US troops out of South Korea with Kim Jong Un", Trump said in an interview with ABC News. He says China is trying to drive the USA out of Asia. Graham on Sunday said Congress should "put the military option on the table" to force a deal with North Korea, if it came to that.

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"Absolutely not", Paul said forcefully, "Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with North Korea, my goodness".

"And I think that's bankrupting us as a country, but it's also gotten us involved in dozens and dozens of war where it's not really clear what the American interest is in those wars", he explained.

"There is no threat to America that Senator Paul will not retreat from", he told the network.

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