Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is often at odds with the president, favorably compared President Trump and former President Ronald Reagan after Trump launched a series of airstrikes against Syria.

The U.S. fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield late Thursday after President Bashar al-Assad used deadly chemical weapons on his own people, including children.

“All I can say about this president is he has the instincts of Ronald Reagan in many ways,” Graham told reporters Friday, according to The Washington Examiner. "[Trump’s] an emotional man, but he’s also a very smart man."

“I think he feels that he did the right thing by those children, and I told him that a proportional response over time is going to be the elimination of a man who’s killed 500,000 people."

Peggy Grande, former executive assistant to Reagan and a member of his inner circle, agrees with Graham's assessment.

"I believe America and Americans feel safer when America is willing to take strong and decisive action," Grande said on "Fox & Friends" this morning. "And that's what President Trump has done."

She said that the world was a safer place because Reagan was a "man of action," and she sees similar qualities in Trump.

"As a wife and a mother of four, I applaud and admire President Trump's efforts in stamping out these aggressors," Grande said. "And hopefully a firm stance early on will prevent others from taking such action."


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