Carl Bernstein: ‘What We Are Watching in the Trump Presidency Is Worse Than Watergate’
Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein told Wolf Blitzer on Thursday that what’s happening with the Trump administration right now is actually worse than Watergate.
At least Nixon, he said, didn’t “publicly act unhinged.”
“In Watergate, the system worked,” Bernstein explained. “The President of the United States did not publicly declare the press an enemy of the people and seek to undermine the First Amendment and the very legitimacy of what the press did, though he did try to make our conduct an issue… in Watergate rather than his own conduct.”
And then he said things are worse now:
“What we are watching in the Trump presidency is worse than Watergate. It’s worth than Watergate, as I say, because the system worked in Watergate. The heroes in Watergate were Republicans who demanded that the president be held accountable, who demanded that he be transparent, who demanded to know what did the president know and when did he know it, and who conducted bipartisan investigation that led, in fact, to understanding and finding out what Nixon had done, whereas the Republicans on Capitol Hill thus far have done almost everything they can to impede and undermine legitimate investigation. So it’s a totally different and much more dangerous situation.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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