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 TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE's latest torrent of criticism against the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMeghan McCain promotes July 17 as #GBMday to raise awareness of father's cancer The peculiar priorities of Adam Schiff Ocasio-Cortez fires back at Lindsey Graham: 'Graham wants to bring back 1950s McCarthyism' 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 RomneyTrump's no racist — he's an equal opportunity offender Lawmakers introduce bill to block U.S. companies from doing business with Huawei GOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm 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 McConnellMcConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Dems open to killing filibuster in next Congress Senate passes bill making hacking voting systems a federal crime 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.