Krauthammer: Strong GOP Field Overshadowed by Trump's 'Barstool Eruptions'
Charles Krauthammer said Monday night that a very strong Republican presidential field is being overshadowed by "barstool eruptions" from Donald Trump on illegal immigration.
Krauthammer said Trump is running on a platform of blaming Mexico, China and other nations for America's problems and claiming that he has the solutions.
He lamented that the media has responded by giving him more and more attention.
"But that elevates him to a guy actually with ideas. These are barstool eruptions. This is the strongest field of Republican candidates in 35 years. You could pick a dozen of them at random and have the strongest cabinet America has had in our lifetime. Instead, all our time is spent discussing this rodeo clown," said Krauthammer.
He added that Trump is arguing for an "economic declaration of war" on Mexico at a time when the U.S. faces many other problems, like ISIS, Iran, Russia and a sluggish economy.
Krauthammer said Trump is successfully "tapping in" to Americans' sentiments on illegal immigration, but not providing "serious" political solutions.
George Will said the 2016 presidential race is more about "entertainment" at this point, but he believes as the campaign goes on, voters will shy away from Trump.
He argued that Americans will start to ask themselves, "do we really want the World Wrestling Federation atmosphere in the Oval Office?"
Watch the discussion above.