Krauthammer on Trump’s Refusal to Accept Election Results: ‘This is Political Suicide’

krauthammerConservative commentator Charles Krauthammer argued on Fox News following the third presidential debate Wednesday that Donald Trump‘s refusal to say he’d accept the results of the 2016 election was a “terrible mistake.”

Krauthammer said that Trump overall did much better than he had in previous debates. Still, he argued, Trump “blew it up” with just one answer.

“This is political suicide,” he said bluntly.

“Because what was his task tonight?” Krauthammer asked. “His task tonight was to stop the slide… to make him less toxic and acceptable as president, and less radical.”

The American people want change, he said, “but they don’t want a radical that will challenge the foundations of the Republic. Yes, you criticize conditions– you’re going to change Washington, etc. But you don’t challenge the legitimacy of an election and hold up the prospect of actual nonacceptance. And when he did that, I think it was a terrible mistake.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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