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 him…it makes for a great working relationship,” Graham reportedly joked. “When it comes to Trump we need to help him.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC addressing 180 attendees at the East Cooper Republican Party lunch today. He says he spoke to President Trump last night, where they talked about “427 things in one hour.” #scpol #chsnews pic.twitter.com/YyKDpWK6FH# p #7_15 # ad skipped = true #
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Former congressman Mark Sanford just walked into the lunch, sitting in the front of the room right when @LindseyGrahamSC is talking about the Democratic-controlled congress and their disdain of POTUS. “When it comes to Trump we need to help him,” Graham says. #scpol #chsnews# p #13_15 # ad skipped = true #
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