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Gutfeld: Trump Killed Identity Politics, But Also Pushed GOP To Middle In Way Obama Couldn’t

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the “The Five,” FNC host Greg Gutfeld that while President-Elect Donald Trump beat political correctness and identity politics, he also “Donald Trump did what Barack Obama could never do, he pushed the Republicans to the middle.”

Gutfeld began by criticizing TIME for saying in its Person of the Year issue that they “have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse,” and compared it to favorable covers of President Obama on other magazines, before wondering if TIME would have preferred Fidel Castro.

He continued that Trump did deserve the honor for beating the odds to become president, and defeating political correctness. Gutfeld added that 2016 was “the death of identity politics.” Gutfeld also praised Trump’s “real and sincere” assessment of radical Islam.

Gutfeld later added that “the press should be kind of happy. I mean, this is not [Senator] Ted Cruz (R-TX). This is not a right-wing apocalypse. If you look at the — kind of the things that are going on now, with trade, social issues, Huntsman being brought up. He’s got the — Donald Trump did what Barack Obama could never do, he pushed the Republicans to the middle.”

He concluded that reports of post-election division are “somewhat exaggerated by the fact that you have two factions. You have two parties. Of course it’s going to be divisive when it’s over, one side lost. It’s built that way.”

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