Charles Krauthammer and Bill O'Reilly spar on Donald Trump's general election candidacy. Krauthammer said the "American parties are changing its political ideology radically." He told O'Reilly he has not decided if he will vote for Trump in November.
Transcript, via FOX News Insider:
“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.”