Krauthammer on Obama: He's 'operating in a world that is detached from ours'

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that President Obama’s comments following the nuclear security summit in Washington are evidence the president is divorced from reality, and from the real problems plaguing the world.

“The president said that the South Americans are securing their nuclear materials…. I’d been up late nights unable to sleep thinking about the South American nuclear issue,” Krauthammer said. “The president is operating in a world that is detached from ours.”

Krauthammer ticked off the president’s main accomplishments over the last several months: the Paris climate change conference, the nuclear security summit, and a holiday in Cuba.

“That’s it,” he said, adding, “The world is on fire. We’ve got Brussels, Paris, San Bernardino. All over the world, we have a rise of Islamic radicalism, and he is obsessed with these long-term, utopian, as he said, ‘transnational’ issues that ordinary people… do not appreciate.”

While Krauthammer said he doesn’t object to the national security summit, he called it a failure that the Russians didn’t show up at the event.

“Three days in which traffic was shut down in Washington is a high price to pay for securing South American nuclear materials,” he said.