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Krauthammer Breaks Down Why Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Remarks Left Him Astonished: ‘I Was Stunned’

“I was stunned that the president could say something so at once banal and offensive."

Political analyst Charles Krauthammer said on Fox News Thursday he was "stunned' by remarks President Barack Obama made earlier that day at the National Prayer Breakfast.

In his speech, Obama appeared to suggest that violence committed in the name of Islam was not so different from the violence committed by Christians during the Crusades.

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ,” Obama said. “In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Krauthammer was appalled by the comparison.

“I was stunned that the president could say something so at once banal and offensive," he said.

The famed political analyst noted that the remarks came just days after the Islamic State released a video showing them burn a Jordanian pilot in a cage.

“The present issue is Muslim radicalism and how to attack it,” Krauthammer said.

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