Fox News correspondents and contributors Brit Hume and Charles Krauthammer joined Brett Baier for Thursday night’s coverage of the DNC convention. The last night of the convention saw an introduction of Hillary Clinton by daughter Chelsea, followed by Clinton’s official acceptance of the DNC’s nomination for Clinton to run for president of the United States.
Hume said Clinton’s been around politics for decades, admitting the first time he met her was 36 years ago. “This woman is running for the third term of Barack Obama, and if you liked the first two terms of Barack Obama, you may be inclined to vote for her, and if you don’t you may not,” he said.
Attention turned to Krauthammer whose remarks coincided with Hume’s when he said, “There’s no way that in one speech she’s going to alter a 30-year impression that is really engraved in stone.”
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He advised Clinton to ride on the coattails of the outgoing president but revealed what he believed to be the most interesting comment made by any speaker at the convention, and it didn’t come from either of the three Clintons.
Krauthammer drew attention to a line President Obama offered when he spoke Wednesday night and said, “That’s why anyone who threatens our values, whether fascists or communists or jihadists or homegrown demagogues, will always fail in the end.”
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The prize-winning columnist reacted by saying, “I found the most astonishing line of the entire convention was Obama’s speech yesterday, where in one sentence he bracketed, ‘fascist,’ ‘communist’,’ ‘jihadist’ and when he called ‘homegrown demagogues.’ As you know, I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump, but I…wouldn’t compare him to Hitler, Stalin, or Osama bin Laden. It shows you the depth of feeling that Obama has and a lot of Democrats have about Trump.”
Krauthammer then opined as to why Obama and the Democrats may loathe Trump so much. “Part of it is perhaps personal…but I think it’s because Trump represents the antithesis of what he (Obama) does in his own mind,” Krauthammer said. “He really is going to throw his weight into this election, and it might help her since his numbers are pretty good.”
According to RealClearPolitics’ ratings, Obama currently enjoys a 51 percent favorablity rating.
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