Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham refers to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as "Senator Freeloader" because he mooched food and lodging off then-President Donald Trump.
In her new book, "I'll Take Your Questions Now," Grisham reveals that Graham was one of the "weirder" characters surrounding Trump.
"He seemed almost schizophrenic," she writes. "Some days he would be one of Trump's most vigorous defenders; other days he was a harsh critic."
According to Grisham, Trump continued to enjoy Graham's company even after people said that the senator was not trustworthy.
"And Lindsey Graham? Well, it struck me he was using Trump to mop up the freebies like there was no tomorrow (seems that he still is)," she explains. "He would show up at Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster to play free rounds of golf, stuff his face with free food and hang out with Trump and his celebrity pals."
At one point, Grisham says Graham kicked a White House staffer out of Bedminster "so he could take her room."
"Senator Freeloader was sitting at a table by the pool, a big grin on his face, lapping up the goodies he was getting like some potentate," Grisham writes. "He said to me with a creepy little smile, 'Isn't this great? Man, this is the life.'"
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Grisham calls Sen. Lindsey Graham.. “Senator Freeloader." pic.twitter.com/sUUlZ7uIIa
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