Don Lemon hits Trump for calling out McCain at CPAC: 'Low blow'

CNN anchor Don Lemon said President TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE should be “ashamed of himself” for calling out Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump informally offered Cohn CIA job before changing his mind: report Schiff: I thought more Republicans would speak out against Trump Trump presses GOP to change Senate rules MORE (R-Ariz.) at a major conservative gathering for his vote against ObamaCare repeal.

"It’s a low blow, it’s unnecessary and he should be ashamed of himself and the people there should be ashamed of themselves for applauding,” Lemon said Friday night.

Trump, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, called out McCain for his controversial vote last year that effectively sank the GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare. His vote in July was one of three key votes against a "skinny" ObamaCare repeal bill that ultimately helped doom the repeal effort.


"Except for one senator, who came into a room at 3 o’clock in the morning and went like that, we would have had health care too, we would have had health care too, think of that," Trump told the conservative audience, imitating the thumbs-down motion McCain made during the vote to repeal the health-care law.

"Come on,” Lemon responded on his program, noting that McCain is still being treated for brain cancer after being diagnosed last year. “It’s gauche, to say the least.”

McCain's daughter Meghan McCain said Friday on ABC's "The View" that she and her mother would respond to Trump next Wednesday on the program.