Charles Krauthammer believes the withdrawal of former Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder is "no great catastrophe" for President Trump, as some have suggested.

Puzder, a fast food executive, withdrew his nomination after four key Senate Republicans told the White House they would vote against him.

The main sources of criticism were believed to be allegations from Puzder's messy divorce, his hiring of an undocumented worker in his home, his support for increased automation and his company's racy advertisements.

It was a "pretty easy call in the end," Krauthammer said on "Special Report" tonight, calling Puzder's bid "too heavy a lift for too small a payoff."


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"Not one administration in 20-30 years has gone without losing at least one cabinet nominee," Krauthammer said. "The nominee had a lot of idiosyncratic issues and a lot of opposition from Republicans."

Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) were expected to oppose his confirmation in the 52-48-majority Senate.

Bret Baier compared Puzder's withdrawal to the unexpected withdrawal of former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) from former President Barack Obama's cabinet.

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