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Krauthammer: Trump Deserves Blame Too For Dwindling Trust in Govt Institutions

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By    |   Monday, 06 Mar 2017 10:59 PM

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Monday said President Donald Trump also deserves blame for the divide in the country and a dwindling trust in government institutions, Mediaite reports.

"It is a two-sided affair with the two sides undermining each other to the point where they really are in a zero-sum game to destroy one side or the other," Krauthammer told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly.

O'Reilly and Krauthammer discussed the lack of cooperation by both parties two days after President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones during the 2016 presidential election.

The allegations have brought heavy discussion on the topic, with some lawmakers demanding Trump release evidence to prove his claims, including members of the Republican party. Krauthammer told O'Reilly he worried about the "trust in our institutions."

"The fact is, once you start to chip away at the trust in the belief in the institutions, already at a historic low, then, you've got very little to hang onto," he said.

When O'Reilly responded by saying the Democrats and the press had it out for Trump since the first day of his presidency, Krauthammer told him it was "wrong" to begin history with the resistance to the Trump presidency.

"Look at what happened when Barack Obama was elected and who led the movement to discredit his presidency, to say he was illegitimate, to say he should never be in the White House, because he was not born in Hawaii, but in Kenya, Donald Trump," said Krauthammer.

"These things have a history and the history begins with the erosion of belief in the institutions. When you say that a Republican president lied us into office, you are conditioning the country to believe the absolute worst. That is, by the way, treason. When you say that this system is rigged, and I'm not even sure I recognize the results of the election, for god sakes, trump wins the election, then, he said the results were rigged."

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Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Monday said President Donald Trump also deserves blame for the divide in the country and a dwindling trust in government institutions, Mediaite reports.
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