Donald Trump cannot be happy with the Trump propaganda TV station, Fox News, these days. It seems that the news portion of the network has turned against his administration. No! Some of them are attempting to report the news. This one hits Trump hard.
Fox News' Charles Krauthammer, a staunch Trump defender, did not pull any punches as he went after Donald Trump Jr. and the administration. Over the last several weeks, many of the news hosts at Fox News have had the administration in their crosshairs, specifically Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith.
The Fox News host bloviated in her attempt to get Krauthammer to give a softball response on the Russia Scandal.
Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer was having none of it
"I do think when they go through this, they are going to investigate it obviously," the Fox News host said. "They are going to figure out whether or not there was any information that changed hands. And if no information changed hands I think it is going to be pretty tough to say that it was more than sort of intention or the hope that he was going to get some information. But if the information never was, there was no transaction. There was nothing communicated. And as you say, there could be more. We talked about this earlier. This creates a string to pull on. Anf there certainly could be more. That in my mind is what we don't know yet."
Krauthammer's subtle exasperation near the end of her bloviation was palpable. It was evident he was not buying it and wanted to chime in sooner than later.
“If you get a call to go to a certain place in the middle of the night to pick up stolen goods, and it turns out stolen goods don’t show up, but the cops show up," Krauthammer said. "I think you’re going to have a weak story saying, ‘well, I got swindled here. Look, this is incompetence. They got swindled. And he admits, 'If I had known I wouldn't have done this. But to say 'I love it.' To be informed the Russians are working on their behalf contradicts six months of stories. And I will say again; I defended them because up until today there was no 'there' there.
And that last statement is why now the Russia Scandal has legs not only on the Left who have been in my humble opinion hyping it in the media prematurely but on the sensible portion of the Right.
"Now, there is a 'there,'" Krauthammer continued. "And now to say, and some are saying, 'Well collusion, oh we all do it. We did it in Israel. The Ukrainians are colluding.' Come on. That is pathetic. The fact is the Russians are an adversary. Probably are our most dangerous in the world. And when you get information that the Russians want to dig dirt on your opponent and give it to you and support you in your election, you go to the FBI. You don't go to the meeting."
While we must keep our eyes on the disaster that is Trumpcare by hitting the streets as various Progressive organizations are doing and as several more Progressive politicians have been advising, it is time to add the Trump Scandal to the mix. It is detrimental to the country's domestic and international well-being. It adds to the narrative that the Trump slogan, 'Make America Great Again' is a sham as he weakens America domestically and nationally.
As we continue to push against Trumpcare, we must educate our politicians to ensure Obamacare fixes lay the path to single-payer Medicare for all. Fighting to keep Obamacare must not be mutually exclusive to Medicare for all.
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