Charles Krauthammer harshly criticized President Barack Obama during a panel discussion on Fox News Thursday evening.
The conservative pundit called Obama’s new executive order raising sanctions against Russia for its government’s alleged role in influencing the 2016 election “anti-democratic” before chastising POTUS for seeking to “lock in” Trump to a fractured Oval Office.
“This is about as anti-democratic as you can get. You were in office for eight years — you got your mandates — and on all of these issues… he is doing all these things that have been explicitly rejected by his own party,” Krauthammer lamented. “Then he doesn’t have the courage of his own convictions, getting them done to lock in his successor.”
“It’s very anti-democratic.”
“I don’t know about the merits of the case,” he continued. “I would imagine that allowing mixed use and some exploration would be a good thing for the country, but Obama sees himself as God hovering over the country dispensing goodies to the extent that he’s got control.”
“He figures, ‘I’ve got control here. No one can stop me, and it may be somewhat irreversible.'”