Krauthammer: Jeb Bush Gives Vibe Deep Down He's Not A Conservative, Talks Like They Are "Alien Body"


CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I really think that we've spent enough time on Donald Trump, which is exactly what the problem is. It's a catch 22. If you want to ignore him -- if you don't ignore him you end up in exactly what he wants, a conversation about him. It's a complete waste of time. The idea that these issues were not raised, immigration is not an issue until Trump came along is preposterous.

BRET BAIER, SPECIAL REPORT: So what about the Jeb Bush interview? You listened to him, how he explained as Laura [Ingraham] mentioned his pathway to the nomination in a tough scenario, through some of these states.

KRAUTHAMMER: You know, I don't understand how somebody as experienced as him could actually say you have to be respectful of conservatives, as if they are some kind of alien body. He respects them, but it's not him. I thought his idea was to campaign and say, I govern as a conservative.

In fact, he did for many years in Florida. I am a conservative. I also want to appeal to independents and others, which is the way he would present himself I think if he had it right. But there's always a tinge where he plays into the idea that in fact deep down he's not a conservative and that he's going to pretend to be or appease them or appeal to them but that's not who he is...

It's just that it was a just a poor choice of words, to be respectful of. I don't think it reflects who he is, I don't think it reflects his record. I think he ought to clean up his rhetoric and understand how do you appeal without even subconsciously alienating people?

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