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Charles Krauthammer: Trump is a ‘Charlatan’ Like the ‘Wizard of Oz’


By this point, it’s not news that Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer is no fan of Donald Trump. As a proud member of the Reaganite GOP old guard, he pointedly refused to vote for Trump in the election.

Now, in a new piece for the Washington Post, Krauthammer offered his view that Trump was a “charlatan” and essentially like the “Wizard of Oz.” Krauthammer added that he personally used the image of the president as a self-important do-nothing blunderbuss as a coping mechanism.

Per Krauthammer:

I simply view President Trump as the Wizard of Oz.Loud and bombastic. A charlatan. Nothing behind the screen — other than the institutional chaos that defines his White House and the psychic chaos that governs his ever-changing mind. What to do? Ignore what’s behind the curtain. Deal with what comes out in front: the policy, the pronouncements, the actions.

That’s certainly one way of putting it. Krauthammer warned however that his fantasy land approach had limitations specifically regarding what would happen during that infamous 3 a.m. phone call.

“What happens when the red phone rings at 3 in the morning?,” asked Krauthammer. “I’d say: Let it ring. Let the wizard sleep. Forward the call to Defense Secretary Mattis.”


The savagery is only the latest salvo from Krauthammer, who said on Fox News  just last night that despite the House GOP health care victory, he suspected the country would ultimately come around to a Democratic single payer vision.

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