Krauthammer: Trump Captured Reagan Dems; 'No One Was Listening to Them'
Says Obama will become "historic parenthesis."
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to Donald Trump's election on Special Report with Bret Baier.
"I've now reached the Anthropocene stage--I'm about halfway there," Krauthammer, an occasional Trump critic, joked.
"What Donald Trump did was historic...amazing and he deserves all the credit for it."
Krauthammer said Trump captured "the Reagan Democrats--the old white working class that Reagan had corraled [which] had gone away, and nobody was listening to them."
"[Trump] tuned into that and that's how he won."
Hillary Clinton took the other part of the "responsibility" for Trump's victory, he said, calling her "probably the worst candidate possibly one could imagine."
He said Republicans were worried that Trump would hurt the down-ballot candidates, but the opposite happened as many rode Trump's "coattails" to victory.
Krauthammer said the result is very damaging to President Obama's legacy, since Trump could now look to repeal ObamaCare and tear up Obama's executive orders.
"I think he ends up a historic parenthesis. He has left the Democrats in ruins at every level," said Krauthammer, noting that Republicans now control the White House, the Senate and House.
He said the president became a "wrecking ball" for Democrats and deserves the "credit" for Trump's win.
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