Krauthammer Explains Why He's Not 'Capable of Voting for Donald Trump'
Charles Krauthammer weighed in on Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana’s Republican presidential primary tonight, explaining why, as it stands, the New York billionaire does not have his vote.
“Let me just say from what I’ve seen up until now, heard from Trump and watched him, I don’t think I’d be capable of voting for Donald Trump,” the syndicated columnist said on The O’Reilly Factor.
“Question is, what do I do? I don’t know yet.”
Why not, “if he presents himself as a practical populist conservative”? Bill O’Reilly asked.
“Populist conservative is a contradiction,” Krauthammer replied.
O’Reilly pushed back against that argument, to which Krauthammer answered that Trump is “clearly not a conservative.”
“I think he said last week, ‘I am a conservative, but even if I’m not, who cares?’” said the syndicated columnist.
Trump’s “fitness for office” is another consideration, Krauthammer explained.
“It’s a matter of temperament, and up until now, he’s not impressed me with his temperament,” he said.
“You have to ask yourself, ‘Do I want a person of that temperament control of nuclear codes?’ And as of now, I have to say no.”