Krauthammer On Budget Deal: "Trump Got Rolled," Ended Up With Nothing; "Embarrassing"

Charles Krauthammer trashes President Trump and Congressional Republicans for the short-term budget they managed to pass to avoid a government shutdown. From Monday's <i>Special Report</i>: <blockquote>BRET BAIER: As we always say, we are always one election from changing things. [Republicans] controlled the House, the Senate, and the White House. KRAUTHAMMER: Trump got rolled. The Republicans got rolled. They ended up with nothing, really. It is sort of embarrassing. I understand the strategic idea, we're halfway through the year, only a few months left, this has all been negotiated in the past. You save your fire for September when you do next year. That's what they say every time they save their fire, and they don't use it the next time. Now, Trump has been wonderful, I think, in sort of throwing out a lot of ideas. Starting with the gas tax... but there is no denying the fact that this was not a win. He was not the winner he said he was or negotiator. This is a total loss.</blockquote>