Leibovich: Disingenuous To Be Surprised By Trump's 'Enemies' Tweet, Part Of His "No Quarter" Appeal


CBS NEWS: New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich joins CBS This Morning to discuss President-elect Donald Trump's latest claim to have inside information on the U.S. election hacking, casting doubt on Russia's involvement.

CBS NEWS: The president-elect tweeted on New Year's Eve, he included a reference to his enemies. A lot of people are scratching their heads over that. When we think of an 'enemies list' we think of Richard Nixon and Chuck Coulson tapping people's phones, having people followed. Is that the same thing here or is that something more innocuous?

MARK LEIBOVICH: Well, I mean it's the same word. I think the larger question is what is the tone Donald Trump is going to set. He has said, I guess he has paid lip service to the idea that he's a uniter to bring the country together. This is not the kind of language that speaks to that as being one of his earlier intents. But, again, I think it's a little bit disingenuous for people to say this is surprising, he hasn't changed his tone. I mean, look, part of his appeal to a lot of his supporters is that he has given no quarter at all and this is just part of that.

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