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Krauthammer: Trump Made ‘War on the Moderators’ Because ‘He Thinks He Lost’ Debate

Columnist and Fox News Contributor Charles Krauthammer argued that “Donald Trump decided that he would make this into a war on the moderators…because I think, he thinks he lost” on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

Krauthammer said [relevant remarks begin around 10:30], “Look, you had on that stage very strong candidates. And if you were to take away the glitz, and the buzz, and all of the smoke, you would have seen the strongest field of candidates that the Republicans have had in 30 years. And I think one of the reasons, that at the end of the debate, Donald Trump decided that he would make this into a war on the moderators, and the war’s on Fox, is because I think, he thinks he lost. If you win a debate, you don’t start a war attacking the moderators, and he has succeeded. He’s a brilliant showman. He has succeeded in doing — taking all the attention from what actually happened in the debate. And I think the GOP’ll rue the day because this is a great opportunity to show off the field.” And “I’m worried about the GOP and changing the White House a year and a half from now. And it won’t happen if these good candidates are completely obscured.”

(h/t Real Clear Politics)

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