Krauthammer: 'With This Remark, You Have to Wonder What Planet Obama Is On'
A new statement from President Obama prompted Charles Krauthammer to wonder "what planet" the president is living on.
Answering questions at a town hall forum, Obama said Monday that his administration has restored America's status as “the most respected country on earth."
“People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia, and today once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth. Part of that, I think, is because of the work we did to re-engage the world and say, 'we want to work with you as partners with mutual interests and mutual respect.,'" Obama said.
Bill O'Reilly asked Krauthammer for some reaction, noting the foreign policy mess that he believes Obama's policies have created. The "Factor" host disputed that the U.S. is respected by Russia and ISIS.
And he added that in major cities like Baltimore, New York and Chicago, there is "absolute carnage" on the streets.
"You wonder what world, what planet he's living on," Krauthammer answered, adding that Iran and China also do not respect the United States anymore.
He added that the lack of respect extends to traditional U.S. allies in eastern Europe and the Middle East.
"We have checked out under Obama and these allies who've depended on us for so long are finding themselves left hanging in the wind," said Krauthammer, pointing to some examples from the Middle East.
He said the King of Bahrain was supposed to come to a summit at Camp David with the president, but he instead decided to go to a horse show in England.
"If that's a sign of respect, we've got problems," he said, adding that for the first time in 40 years the Egyptian president went to Moscow in an effort to buy weapons.
Watch the full discussion above, and the reaction on "Outnumbered" below.