Hillary Clinton hits Donald Trump devotee Lindsey Graham with 'brain snatch' dig

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday criticized the way in which Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has changed in recent years, saying he’d had “a brain snatch.”

Clinton explained to radio host Howard Stern how she’d traveled all over the world with Graham during her time as a New York senator and found him “good company,” “funny” and “self-deprecating.”

“He also believed in climate change back in those days,” she noted.

“I saw him as somebody who, you know, had been working to try to figure out what he believed and how he could do things,” said Clinton.

Graham has since become a staunch defender of President Donald Trump.

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Senate Armed Services Committee members, from left, Sen. John McCain, Ariz., Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. leave a closed-door hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006 to discuss detainee legislation. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y, second on left, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., second on right, and John McCain, R-Ark., talk while visiting Exit Glacier near Seward, Alaska, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2005, during a fact-finding visit to Alaska and Canada to see the effects of global warming. The senators met with Native Alaskan's dealing with melting permafrost and coastal erosion and spoke to villagers in Canada whose spruce trees are being attacked by the northward spread of spruce beetles. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; John McCain R- Ariz.; and Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y, from left, talk while visiting Exit Glacier near Seward Alaska Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, during a fact finding visit to Alaska and Canada to see the effects of global warming. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
WASHINGTON - JULY 27: U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (R) talks with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (2nd R), Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) (2nd L) and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) (L) before President Bush signed the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 into law on the South Lawn of the White House July 27, 2006 in Washington, DC. Despite a move by conservative House Republicans to force a delay in the routine reauthorization, the bill passed the House 390-33 and the Senate 98-0. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JULY 13: Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (L) speaks with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) before the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill July 13, 2006 in Washington DC. The committee is hearing testimony on military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 09: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, at a Senate Manufacturing Caucus roundtable discussion on the future of the defense industry in a global economy. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 21: Sen. George Allen, R-Va.; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY; Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, speak in the Senate press gallery about efforts to improve health care for reserve and National soldiers. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 14: Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, at a press conference announcing the formation of the manufacturing caucus. (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, announced a new plan for additional benefits for National Guard and reserve members under the Tricare system (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 26: Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-SC, and Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, announced a new plan for additional benefits for National Guard and reserve members under the Tricare system (Photo By Chris Maddaloni/Roll Call/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 9: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), gestures during a news conference at the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill as Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (L), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (C) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) (R), look on February 9, 2005 in Washington, DC. Clinton and other members of congress introduced the Guard and Reserve Readiness and Retention Act of 2005 at the news conference. (Photo by Shaun Heasley/Getty Images)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham criticizes Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as he responds to a question at a Fox-sponsored forum for lower polling candidates held before the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Stern asked Clinton if Graham had “sold his soul to the devil.”

“I don’t know the answer to that. I think that’s a fair question, however,” Clinton responded. “And what I don’t understand is how he went from being the friend and the real confidant of the maverick, John McCain, who you know I didn’t agree with politically but I found him to be a man of integrity, a man of real strength of conviction.”

“I don’t know what’s happened to Lindsey Graham,” she added. “I’ll be honest with you. I haven’t talked to him in a long time.”

Clinton later recalled how Graham had written the tribute for her in Time magazine.

“And now, it’s like he had a brain snatch, you know?” she said.

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  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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