The White House has been silent on any possible bailout for the city of Detroit after it filed for bankruptcy on Thursday
, and conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer says expect it to remain that way.
"It's a city in ruin," Krauthammer said Monday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report."
He disputed left-wing commentators who blame the city's woes on Republican policies.
The city has been run by Democrats for the past 60 years, during which it went from a thriving center of the automotive industry to a blighted urban area with non-working street lights.
The Obama administration isn't talking about a bailout, Krauthammer said, because it knows Detroit is a precedent.
"The minute you step into a bailout in Detroit you're going to get every city in the country lining up with a tin cup," he said, "and that's why I think even this administration is going to hold back from doing this."
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