Charles Krauthammer joined the ranks of most liberals when it came to Sunday night’s biggest moment between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
By most accounts, the debate’s “mic drop moment” was when Trump responded to a jab from Hillary Clinton about his temperament, and informed her that circumstances would indeed be different if he were president.
“Because you’d be in jail,” Trump told Clinton.
That quip sent social media into a tailspin with reaction from all sides.
Krauthammer parted with Trump supporters when he took issue with the presidential nominee’s statement on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night.
“That’s ‘banana republic’,” Krauthammer said, “We have had 250 years of miraculous transfer of power — in other countries your life can be on the line in elections.
“The breach of that etiquette…of I’m going to personally order a special prosecutor…and that you would end up in jail, as if he’s pre-judging it, is something that should never be done.”
O’Reilly argued that Clinton had received special treatment from the FBI and that an investigation would be warranted in this case. He said as president, Trump would have the power with the Justice Department to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s alleged use of illegally handling classified information.
Not to mention, that Trump’s remark was a well-timed, split reaction to a dig on his character – and not something to be taken verbatim.
O’Reilly argued that we need to adhere to a tradition in our country of honest investigations and that was what Trump was inferring.
Krauthammer remained dissuaded saying the remark further lowers the nation’s political discourse.
But he did give Trump credit for his statement against Clinton when he hit her over the head for invoking President Lincoln.
“It was extremely effective and appeared spontaneous,” Krauthammer said.
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