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

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs late Monday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Trump: I believe Obama would have gone to war with North Korea Intel agencies' threat assessment matters more than tiff with Trump 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.