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Krauthammer: Trump’s Abortion Comments Show ‘Lack of Curiosity’ About Issues

Columnist Charles Krauthammer stated that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on abortion showed his “lack of curiosity” towards issues and facts on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.

Krauthammer said, “Look, what disturbs me is not that he got it wrong. It’s that — what it shows about his attitude towards the facts, or towards issues. This is fairly elementary. Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who’s been in this issue for decades, was explaining that what troubled him is that at the beginning, Trump said many conservatives, many Republicans think the women ought to be published. Perkins said anybody who’s been on this issue, who knows the pro-life community, who knows what the arguments are, and what people really believe, knows that is not true. That is not the position of anybody on the pro-life side. That is the position that the pro-choice people attribute, this kind of hard-heartedness, to the pro-life side. And that’s apparently what Trump imbibed. And the problem isn’t only that he got it wrong, it isn’t only, as Charlie indicates, he really ought to spend the time, and get this right, but it is the lack of curiosity. We were talking about this earlier. In one of his debates, he obviously had no idea when asked about the nuclear triad, which anybody who knows anything about foreign policy has heard about, and looked at, and would know, but that’s okay. The problem was there was a later debate, when the nuclear triad came up, and he still didn’t know, which indicates that in the interval, he didn’t even look it up on Google, and that takes 30 seconds.”

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