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Charles Krauthammer: Trump shouldn't be surprised over 'hypocrite' Democrats

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Charles Krauthammer said on Wednesday's airing of "Special Report With Bret Baier" that President Donald Trump shouldn't be surprised by Democratic blowback after his Tuesday firing of FBI Director James Comey.

"It's surprising that he should be surprised," Krauthammer said. "These people are hypocrites from the day of their birth. It's in their DNA. That's how they function. It was to be expected."

He continued, "Yes, you say you want Comey to be fired one day, and then as soon as he gets fired, you attack the man who does it, but that's normal."

Discussing the "hypocrisy of the Democrats," Krauthammer said flat-out that "Democrat's don't like this guy," referencing Trump.

"The Democrats are looking for an excuse to say that there's a great collusion conspiracy, and this is all being done in defense of that conspiracy — which I think remains implausible," he said, "because if that was the intent of the Trump administration, it's a colossal mistake. It had the opposite effect."

In a move that surprised Republicans and Democrats alike, Trump relieved Comey of his duties on Tuesday night.

A statement from the president read:

"Today, President Donald J. Trump informed FBI Director James Comey that he has been terminated and removed from office. President Trump acted based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions."

"The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement."

Additionally, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) released a statement that appeared to be supportive of Trump's decision to fire Comey:

"I know this was a difficult decision for all concerned. I appreciate Director Comey's service to our nation in a variety of roles."

"Given the recent controversies surrounding the director, I believe a fresh start will serve the FBI and the nation well. I encourage the President to select the most qualified professional available who will serve our nation’s interests."

See Krauthammer's full comments on "Special Report With Bret Baier" in the video below.

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