'Fox & Friends' host Kilmeade knocks Trump for attacking McCain: 'Makes absolutely no sense'

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade on Thursday hit President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE for his recent attacks on the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMan acquitted over tweet offering 0 to killing an ICE agent Lessons of the Kamala Harris campaign Overnight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases MORE (R-Ariz.).

Kilmeade said that Trump the day before turned his focus away at an Ohio plant from touching on the accomplishments he has already made in office to instead “inexplicably” going after McCain, who died last year of brain cancer.

“The problem is he swapped his own message by going after George Conway and in that speech inexplicably segueing to go after John McCain,” Kilmeade said Thursday morning, referring to the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayOvernight Health Care: House to vote next week on drug prices bill | Conway says Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping | US spent trillion on hospitals in 2018 White House adopts confident tone after Pelosi signals go on impeachment Conway: Trump trying to find 'balance' on youth vaping issue MORE. “It makes absolutely no sense.”

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While speaking at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday, Trump doubled down his recent comments against McCain, saying he gave the former GOP presidential nominee “the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this. I didn't get 'thank you.’”

His comments were widely criticized, and a number of Republican lawmakers quickly came to defend McCain.

Kilmeade pointed to Trump and McCain’s rivalry during the late lawmaker's final years in the Senate, most notably voting against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act during a dramatic moment on the Senate floor.

But Kilmeade said McCain had rivalries with several other politicians and presidents as well, again lamenting that Trump’s attacks on McCain took away from his noteworthy successes such as job creation and a strong economy.

Trump has a penchant for watching Fox News, specifically "Fox & Friends," the network's popular morning program.

Trump frequently tweets out quotes from "Fox & Friends" segments, often shortly after they run.