Thursday, August 27, 2020

Trump Makes Nixon a Choir Boy


Amy Goodwin of Democracy Now! interviews John Dean, of Watergate fame.
Photo credit: screen capture.

"Hope springs eternal," is an expression attributed to Alexander Pope (An Essay on Man, 1732). I guess, for me at least, the expression is true. I am hoping for our "John Dean" to help take down Mr. Trump.

Who will emerge as the hero who saves our Democratic Republic from the authoritarian monster, Trump Party? Who will be our John Dean to take down our Richard Nixon, Donald Trump? 

“Authoritarian Nightmare”: John Dean Helped Bring Down Nixon over Watergate. He Says Trump Is Worse

Aug 27, 2020

As President Trump is set to accept the Republican Party’s formal renomination for president amid ongoing scandals and multiple crises, we speak with John Dean, who served as the White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. His testimony during the Watergate scandal helped bring down Nixon. His new book is “Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers.” “I worked for the last authoritarian president we had,” Dean says. “Trump is of a different cut than Nixon. … He’s going to make Nixon look like a choir boy before it’s all over.”

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