We are seeing a president behaving and acting unhinged – Carl Bernstein
Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent.//AP
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 compared to Watergate in the 70s:
“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.”
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer (left) and investigative journalist Carl Bernstein (right).Screenshot via CNN
Carl Bernstein is an American investigative journalist and author. While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Bernstein was teamed up with Bob Woodward; the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal.