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Krauthammer: Trump’s Statements on Illegal Votes, Crowd Size Are Because of ‘Character Problem’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that President Donald Trump’s statements on the crowd size at the Inauguration and about people voting illegally is evidence of “a character problem.”

Krauthammer said, “I don’t think it’s a strategy. This is a character problem. He defines himself as a winner. Good people are winners. He’s always said that.”

Krauthammer added, “[H]e’s obsessed with the fact that he won the election, and nobody cares about the popular vote. He does. So, he considers this a slight to his image, and to his self-image as a guy who runs the table, who wins everything. Why did he bring up the size of the crowd at the inaugural? That’s nuts. Nobody cares. He cares. Why did he bring up the ratings for ‘The Apprentice’? He cares about this. And you go back to the Iowa primary, he had to blame his coming second on a trick done by [Sen.] Ted Cruz, lying Ted. That’s his character. He wins anyway. So maybe in the end it won’t matter, but that’s the answer. It’s a character issue.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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