Fox Enterprise Community host Lou Dobbs on Wednesday chastised Republican lawmakers who’ve pushed again in opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind energy: ‘When the wind does not blow, simply flip off the tv’ Pentagon investigator probing whether or not performing chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting ‘thanks’ for funeral MORE‘s newest torrent of criticism in opposition to the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting ‘thanks’ for funeral Trump’s approval ranking secure at 45 % GOP senator: Trump’s criticism of McCain ‘deplorable’ MORE (R-Ariz.).
Dobbs praised Republican Nationwide Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDaniel Conservatives accuse Warren of hypocrisy over touch upon college admission scandal Democrats enable anti-Semitism to unfold with their weak decision Omar deletes tweets at heart of anti-Semitism controversy MORE for holding the occasion unified earlier than pivoting to criticize Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGOP senator: Trump’s criticism of McCain ‘deplorable’ The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump feuds warmth up Schumer to introduce invoice naming Senate workplace constructing after McCain amid Trump uproar MORE (R-Utah) for “undercutting this president as a result of he made some nasty remarks about John McCain.”
“There’s a purpose for these nasty remarks.” Dobbs mentioned on his present. “There’s a historical past between these two males. And the people who find themselves attacking — together with (Senate Majority Chief) Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting ‘thanks’ for funeral GOP senator: Trump’s criticism of McCain ‘deplorable’ McConnell calls McCain a ‘uncommon patriot’ and ‘American hero’ after Trump criticism MORE — attacking the president for his views on John McCain is asinine.”
Trump has in latest days gone after McCain, who died final August after a battle with mind most cancers. The president has particularly focused the Arizona Republican over his ties to a file of allegations about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, and the late senator’s 2017 vote in opposition to the repeal of ObamaCare.
Trump escalated his assaults on Wednesday when he lamented that he was not thanked for giving McCain “the sort of funeral that he wished.”
“We despatched him on the way in which, however I wasn’t a fan of John McCain,” Trump mentioned. Trump was not invited to McCain’s funeral.
A variety of Republican lawmakers got here to McCain’s protection on Wednesday, each earlier than and after his remarks about McCain’s funeral. The president didn’t attend the companies final 12 months, and was criticized after he waited to decrease flags to half-staff in McCain’s honor.
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) informed a Georgia radio station that Trump’s criticism of McCain was “deplorable” and confirmed a “lack of respect” for the Arizona Republican’s army service.
McConnell praised McCain as a “uncommon patriot and real American hero.”
“His reminiscence continues to remind me day by day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes,” he mentioned in a tweet.