Charles Krauthammer: Being a serial sexual harasser won't keep Donald Trump out of the White House because "there's nothing scandalous about it"

"If this is the best the Times and the media can do," he said, "it's time to plan for the inauguration"

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 17, 2016 5:28PM (UTC)
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Charles Krauthammer (Credit: Fox News)

On Special Report with Bret Baier Monday evening, conservative stalwart Charles Krauthammer claimed that The New York Times' story documenting Donald Trump's decades of sexual harassment wasn't significant because "there's nothing scandalous about it."

Baier played a clip from the Fox & Friends interview with Rowanne Brewer in which she claimed not to have been offended by Trump's treatment of her, and according to Krauthammer and the other panelists, that exonerated the presumptive Republican nominee.


"It looks as if the Times had fifty interviews," Krauthammer said, "and spent a lot of money and time, knew it didn't really have a story, and came out exactly with a story that was nuanced, interesting -- but there was nothing scandalous about it."

Despite the fact that the story itself contains an abundance of evidence that should trouble conservatives -- especially social conservatives -- Krauthammer said that "if this is the best the Times and the media can do to create a scandal around Donald Trump, it's time plan for the inauguration."

Watch the entire segment below via Fox News.


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