Fox's Charles Krauthammer Warns That Trump's Candidacy Is Antithetical To “A Healthy Political Philosophy”

Krauthammer: “Is It A Good Idea To Elect A Man Of This Temperament And Of These Inclinations?”

From the January 25 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Nobody is attacking Donald Trump's right to say what he thinks, explain what he wants to do, and do it in his own way. It's not a matter of right. The question is this a healthy political philosophy? Is it a good idea to elect a man of this temperament and of these inclinations. The answer for these writers --

BILL O'REILLY (HOST): You're missing my point. I wasn't criticizing the National Review. I was sticking up for them. I was saying, look, to the Trump supporters, what are you mad about? Number one you should have expected it. And number two, they have a perfect right to do it. But the Trump supporters are also denigrated every single day by an elitist media. In USA Today, there's a column by this Wolf guy, a Fox hater, who just basically says that anybody who likes Donald Trump is an idiot. So on both sides, they're getting hammered for their opinion and I think that's wrong. 

KRAUTHAMMER: Look there's something a little bit ironic about attacking particularly the anti-Trump people for their intolerance. One of the reasons people are upset about Donald Trump -- you take Michael Gerson who [was an aide] for George W. Bush, a very serious guy you might say, a kind of Christian conservative, compassionate conservative. He is apoplectic over the fact that the Republican party might be led by and led into an election by a guy who says he doesn't want to allow Muslims into the country. Yes he says it's temporary. But he'll decide when the temporary ends. And the guy who says that Mexicans are rapists and wants to deport 11 million people. That is -- I think that's a guy who's sincerely expressing his views about what conservatism and Republicanism ought to be. 

O'REILLY: He has a perfect right to that. 


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