Lindsey Graham lavishes Trump with praise day after attack on John McCain: 'I have come to like him'
Lindsey Graham appears on CBS "60 Minutes" (Photo: screen capture)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday heaped praise on President Donald Trump just a day after the commander in chief took a shot at deceased Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump said that McCain had been “last in his class” at Annapolis Naval Academy. The president also fumed at the late senator for allegedly fueling the investigation into Russian attacks on the 2016 U.S. election.

Graham, who was purportedly one of McCain's best friends, issued a statement on Twitter defending the war hero.

“Nothing about his service will ever be changed or diminished," Graham wrote.

But at an event in South Carolina on Monday, Graham expressed affection for the president, according to Post and Courier correspondent Caitlin Byrd.

“I’ve come to like him, and he likes makes for a great working relationship," Graham reportedly joked. “When it comes to Trump we need to help him."