Charles Krauthammer dismissed President Barack Obama’s focus on equal pay as an election year gambit.

On the facts, Krauthammer argued during his appearance yesterday on Fox News’ Special Report, the claim that women are paid significantly less than men because of discrimination is “total rubbish.”

He pointed out that the no one would accuse the White House of discrimination because most pay disparity has to do “with the work histories of the women and the undeniable fact that women take a lot more time off throughout their lifetime to look after a family member.”