Krauthammer: Bannon 'Gives Intellectual Heft to Trumpism'
Charles Krauthammer reacted to White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon's remarks at CPAC, saying he gave an "unswerving" definition of President Trump's goals.
"He gave intellectual heft to Trumpism," Krauthammer said.
Krauthammer remarked that when Bannon arrived onstage at the conference at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Oxon Hill, Md., he "had no horns," a reference to media caricatures of the former Breitbart editor-in-chief.
He agreed with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' assessment that Trump has brought together the Republican Party establishment and the "edgier part," which is embodied by Bannon.
Comparing Trump's popularity at CPAC this year to three years ago when he was derided for his talk of "boots on the ground," Krauthammer said "there's no tonic like winning."
Trump placed third in the CPAC 2016 Presidential Straw Poll, an annual survey conducted by pollster Tony Fabrizio, behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).