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© Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

  • Former President Donald Trump and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are teaming up to raise money for the GOP with a golf tournament.
  • They will charge participants in the Trump Graham Golf Classic $25,000 each.
  • Graham has emerged as a top ally to Trump post-presidency and has said Republicans have no future with the former president.
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Former President Donald Trump and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham are teaming up to raise money for their political group and other Republican interests with a Florida golf tournament.

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The Trump Graham Golf Classic, which will be held at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach on May 2, will cost participants $25,000 each. The fundraiser will benefit a few GOP political action committees and the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, according to a Monday email announcement.

Graham has had a rocky relationship with the former president, who he once called a “kook” and “unfit for office,” and he criticized Trump’s attempts to overturn the presidential election. But the senator, who was largely a staunch Trump ally over the last four years, has since cozied up to the former president again and positioned himself as a leader of the MAGA movement.

The senator, a longtime golf partner of Trump’s, recently argued that Trump will remain an integral part of the GOP going forward.

“If he ran, it would be his nomination for the having,” Graham said of the former president in an interview earlier this year. “I don’t know what he wants to do. Because he was successful for conservatism and people appreciate his fighting spirit, he’s going to dominate the party for years to come. The way I look at it, there is no way we can achieve our goals without Trump.”

He told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in February, “We don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of taking back the majority without Donald Trump. If you don’t get that, you’re just not looking.”

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