Krauthammer: Hillary’s Alt-Right Speech, ‘Cheap,’ ‘Old Democratic Playbook,’ Not Sure It Will Have Much Impact

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On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s association with the Alt-Right was “the old Democratic playbook where you accuse you opponent of being racist,” that was “a cheap kind of political warfare,” and “I would say that for Hillary should be a little careful, since her support for Black Lives Matter, does she really want to be associated with a group that chants about killing cops?” Krauthammer said, “I’m not sure it’s going to have a big effect. This is the old Democratic playbook where you accuse you opponent of being racist, to use ad hominems. I mean, it is slightly over the top. Especially, there was a point in the speech where she accused — she said the rise in bullying in schools, alleged, is a result of his rhetoric. I think that’s rather sort of National Enquirer-type stuff. And I do think there’s also a problem. There is a guilt by association, yes, but that is always true. Politicians are always appearing on stages and welcoming people who have unsavory histories. And I would say

Krauthammer: Hillary’s Alt-Right Speech, ‘Cheap,’ ‘Old Democratic Playbook,’ Not Sure It Will Have Much Impact

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On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s association with the Alt-Right was “the old Democratic playbook where you accuse you opponent of being racist,” that was “a cheap kind of political warfare,” and “I would say that for Hillary should be a little careful, since her support for Black Lives Matter, does she really want to be associated with a group that chants about killing cops?” Krauthammer said, “I’m not sure it’s going to have a big effect. This is the old Democratic playbook where you accuse you opponent of being racist, to use ad hominems. I mean, it is slightly over the top. Especially, there was a point in the speech where she accused — she said the rise in bullying in schools, alleged, is a result of his rhetoric. I think that’s rather sort of National Enquirer-type stuff. And I do think there’s also a problem. There is a guilt by association, yes, but that is always true. Politicians are always appearing on stages and welcoming people who have unsavory histories. And I would say