Lou Dobbs criticizes Republicans 'undercutting' Trump on 'nasty remarks about John McCain'

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday chastised Republican lawmakers who have pushed back against President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE's latest torrent of criticism against the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump gives nod to vulnerable GOP Sen. McSally with bill signing Democrats need a 'celebrity' candidate — and it's not Biden or Sanders Juan Williams: The high price of working for Trump MORE (R-Ariz.).

Dobbs praised Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel for keeping the party unified before pivoting to criticize Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyCain says he 'won't run away from criticism' in push for Fed seat Cain says he won't back down, wants to be nominated to Fed The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems prep for Mueller report's release MORE (R-Utah) for "undercutting this president because he made some nasty remarks about John McCain."

"There’s a reason for those nasty remarks." Dobbs said on his show. "There’s a history between those two men. And the people who are attacking — including [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Overnight Health Care: McConnell offering bill to raise tobacco-buying age to 21 | NC gov vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill | CMS backs off controversial abortion proposal HR 1 brings successful local, state reforms to the federal level and deserves passage MORE — attacking the president for his views on John McCain is asinine."


Trump has in recent days gone after McCain, who died in August after a battle with brain cancer. The president has specifically targeted the Arizona Republican over his ties to a dossier of allegations about Trump and Russia as well as the late senator's 2017 vote against the repeal of ObamaCare. 

Trump escalated his attacks on Wednesday when he lamented that he was not thanked for giving McCain "the kind of funeral that he wanted."

"We sent him on the way, but I wasn’t a fan of John McCain," Trump said. Trump was not invited to McCain's funeral.

A number of Republican lawmakers came to McCain's defense on Wednesday, both before and after Trump's remarks about McCain's funeral. The president did not attend the services last year and was criticized after he waited to lower flags to half-staff in McCain's honor.

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) told a Georgia radio station that Trump's criticism of McCain was "deplorable" and showed a "lack of respect" for the Arizona Republican's military service.

McConnell (R-Ky.) praised McCain as a "rare patriot and genuine American hero."

"His memory continues to remind me every day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes," he said in a tweet.