Even by the standards of President Donald Trump‘s administration — in which major events always seem to transpire at a breakneck pace — Wednesday has been a truly remarkable news day.
It seems fitting, therefore, that two of the most renowned journalists in American history made a rare joint television appearance to break it all down.
Legendary reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein — whose reporting on Watergate for the Washington Post made them national celebrities — visited Anderson Cooper on CNN to offer some analysis on all the turmoil in the White House.
“There is now a subtext that people in the White House will say to you. It is unclear to them whether Donald Trump can effectively govern,” Bernstein said. “Whether he’s capable of it in terms of his own abilities, conduct, and whether or not things have gotten to the point where the wheels are coming off of this presidency. We don’t know that. But certainly people in the White House are openly — with each other and with journalists — raising those kinds of questions.”
“It’s not clear who has authority and what authority,” Woodward said. He added, “As people disappear — like Hope Hicks was one of the sidekicks and I remember talking to her about what job she was going to take after the election. And she said, ‘I just don’t want to be involved in the hand-to-hand combat of the daily coverage.’ And she did step back from that. And now you know, off she goes. So lots of people are going or have gone or may go.”
Watch above, via CNN.
[featured image via screengrab]
Follow Joe DePaolo (@joe_depaolo) on Twitter
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com