Krauthammer: Obama 'Speaks For The U.S. So Weakly That Nobody Cares What He Says'

June 20, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Last night, Pres. Obama spoke from the G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.  The president commented on topics ranging from the upcoming presidential election to the civil war in Syria to the European crisis.

After the press conference, Fox News Channel's O’Reilly Factor had Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer on to discuss the president’s remarks.  Host Bill O’Reilly began the discussion saying, “I think it was the most boring press conference I’ve seen in my thirty-seven years of covering the news.”

Krauthammer responded by saying that Obama’s speech is the “perfect reflection of the decline of American influence everywhere, in the last three and a half years.  I think it’s a bigger decline in U.S. influence in all areas of the world, in the Middle East, in Syria, in Europe economically and every other way, than any three and a half years since the end of the second world war.”

Krauthammer continued:

“This is a president who speaks for the United States so weakly that nobody cares what he says."

"The Europeans care what Angela Merkel says about Greece and Spain and Italy-they don’t give a damn what the United States says, because it’s irrelevant.”

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