Krauthammer on Protests: 'Race Was Injected Deliberately and Cynically'
On "Special Report" tonight, Charles Krauthammer reacted to the execution-style murders of two New York City police officers.
Krauthammer said he doesn't agree with President Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio's responses to the tragedy, but he said it's a "gross exaggeration" to try and lay the blame for the cops' murders at their feet.
"I think what you have here is a conjunction of mental illness and suggestion. [Ismaaiyl Brinsley] clearly has a history of mental illness," Krauthammer said. "This is a guy who had a history of attempting suicide, a long, checkered life."
"But the suggestion came from the atmosphere around him," Krauthammer asserted.
Krauthammer said that the media, politicians and public figures created the racially-tense atmosphere in the wake of the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island.
"Race was imposed on this by the Al Sharptons of the world ... race was injected deliberately and cynically. That truly is deplorable."
Watch the panel weigh in above.