Lou Dobbs slams Trump's critics: ‘This is stupid stuff’

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs late Monday slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE's critics, saying he thinks the president "handled himself perfectly" during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

“What would it have taken to satisfy the morons on those clips?” Dobbs asked.

“We’ve had a series of presidents who were outright jokes,” Dobbs said. “And I’m talking Clinton. I’m talking Bush, and I’m talking Obama. The fact this country survived those three folks is amazing to me.”

The Fox Business host also took aim at former CIA Director John BrennanJohn Owen BrennanOvernight Defense & National Security — US, Israeli defense chiefs discuss Iran US ends combat mission against ISIS in Iraq, but troops remain This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead MORE, who said on Monday that the president’s press conference in Helsinki, Finland was “nothing short of treasonous” and called for members of Trump's Cabinet to resign in protest of his “imbecilic” remarks.

“And what is his name, Brennan? He’s the biggest joke I have seen. What is he supposed to say?” Dobbs continued. “We’re settling this now, toe-to-toe with the Russkies, we’ll see who’s ICBM gets to which city the fastest? This is stupid stuff, this beyond the pale, as far as I’m concerned.”


Dobbs made the comments hours after his colleague, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto, called out Trump over his press conference and said his "disgusting" refusal to confront Putin about Russian meddling was effectively letting Moscow “get away” with it. 

“I’m sorry, it’s the only way I feel. it’s not a right or left thing to me, it’s just wrong,” Cavuto said. “A U.S. president on foreign soil talking to our biggest enemy or adversary or competitor … is essentially letting the guy get away with this, and not even offering a mild criticism. That sets us back a lot.”

Trump sparked immediate backlash among lawmakers after the press conference on Monday afternoon after he appeared to side with the Russian president over his denial of involvement in the 2016 election.