Charles Krauthammer, author, conservative pundit and not exactly a Donald Trump supporter — at least up until now — came out swinging in defense of The Donald at last.Krauthammer took former news anchor Dan Rather to the woodshed after Rather said Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia was equivalent in scope to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor — psychologically speaking.
Um, what?TheBlaze is reporting, Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer derided former news anchor Dan Rather’s analogy of alleged Trump-Russia collusion to the surprise attack on America that dragged us into World War II. Krauthammer explained on Fox News Monday why calling the conspiracy theory a “psychological Pearl Harbor” was a poor comparison.
“I think that’s a deranged analogy,” he said. “I mean that’s like saying this is the worst scandal since Tea Pot Dome, Watergate is insignificant compared to it.”
“Look, so far — and Lordy, I am not a Trump apologist — so far it starts with the charge that the Russians have interfered in our election,” Krauthammer continued. “In the [James] Comey hearing, people got all incredibly sanctimonious about that. Comey said it’s not a Republican issue, it’s not a Democrat. It’s an American issue; it’s a threat to our democracy.“Yes, they leaked some documents,” he said, “we think, the evidence is. The idea that they actually tampered with the system? The Russians have been doing this just about every election. And every country that we know. It’s just a little more obvious this time.
“But imagine that this had happened in 2012, and it was Mitt Romney, the man who said Russia is our biggest enemy was at the receiving end of Russian hacking. And that the accusation was that they re-elected Barack Obama,” he said, alleging that Democrats would not have been so incensed about the attack on our democracy. “This is the purest hypocrisy.”
“But let’s ignore that and say, ‘OK, you want to investigate that.’ But that’s not what the Democrats are interested in,” Krauthammer continued. “It’s the collusion argument, that’s the sort of the sidebar to this, supposedly the sidebar. There’s no evidence up until now. And they’ve been looking since July for Trump collusion in this affair.“So on the second count, there’s no evidence of this,” he concluded.
Krauthammer is right about Rather’s analogy. Not only is it simply not true, but it’s a slap in the face to our great veterans who died on that horrific day, giving their lives in service to their country.
The simple fact is, despite what liberals might desperately want, there’s no evidence that Trump worked with Russia to rig the election and rob Hillary of the presidency.Eventually, the left will see the writing on the wall, that this collusion nonsense isn’t true, and will move on to creating another narrative designed to destroy Trump and distract attention away from actually running the country.
Sad state of affairs.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]