Krauthammer: Α Neocon who never understood why Bibi needed Trump

Charles Krauthammer: The Intellectual Conservative Who Loves Bibi, but Loathes Trump

Krauthammer, who announced he is dying of cancer, wrote often about how he sees Israel as a beacon of freedom and U.S. President Donald Trump as a threat to democracy

Readers and watchers of American political punditry are still reeling from the news that one of their most respected and prolific guides to the days’ news, Charles Krauthammer, only “has weeks to live.” Krauthammer announced last week that after a long battle with cancer his doctors “tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”

Krauthammer, 68, was born in New York City to Orthodox Jewish parents, but raised in Montreal, Canada. Trained as psychiatrist, he began his career as a speech writer in the Carter administration, he began writing essays at the New Republic and later won a 1985 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his weekly column in The Washington Post.