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Krauthammer: Lewis’ Legitimacy Statement ‘Sign of’ the ‘Loosing of the Threads’ of ‘Constitutional System’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued Representative John Lewis’ (D-GA) statement about President-Elect Donald Trump not being legitimate is “a sign of the, sort of loosening of the threads of our sort of constitutional system.”

Krauthammer said [relevant remarks begin around 4:15] “Look, it’s a sign of the, sort of loosening of the threads of our sort of constitutional system. It’s a minor one, but it does show that the trust in institutions has declined radically since the Second World War. About the only remaining one that is trusted is the military. And this is not a good sign. And look, John Lewis is a genuine American hero, a man of extraordinary courage, and he deserves all the accolades he’s had, but he does tend to exaggerate and to go to hyperbole.”

He added, “On the other hand, Trump should have restrained himself. He’s not a man who turns the other cheek. But it was not a time to attack John Lewis sort of personally for the troubles in African-American communities in America. So, the two are at fault. And together, I think it creates a dynamic that undermines the majesty of what’s supposed to happen on Inauguration Day.”

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