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Bernstein: Trump "Most Evil Force In The White House We Have Ever Seen"

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Journalist Carl Bernstein called former President Trump worse than Richard Nixon, saying the former president was not seditious and had a belief that the United States "has a place in the world" and did not undermine the country on the international stage on a daily basis. Bernstein also accused Trump of "homicidal neglect" in his administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Instead of saying Mr. President, this attack is unconscionable, it did not stand, we will repudiate you and convict you, they are embracing the evil of Donald Trump and Trumpism at a moment in our history when they had the chance to absolutely repudiate it and take a stand for principle whence against the most evil force in the White House we have ever seen," Bernstein said on CNN Thursday.

"This is a dereliction of duty such as has never been imagined by the United States," Bernstein said. "And I think we need to look at something else of Donald Trump's dereliction of duty, and that is what he has done in COVID. Hundred of thousands of Americans have died because of his homicidal neglect.


Bernstein also spoke of an ongoing "Cold Civil War" in the United States and that Trump poured gasoline and stoked a fire.

"Look, we have been in a Cold Civil Warr for a good long time in this country," Bernstein said. "Donald Trump poured the flames on that Cold Civil War and ignited it. And now the Republicans in the Senate have said, we are going to have an ignited civil war of some sort in this country. It transcends politics. It's culture. It has to do with racism. It has to do with misogyny. It has to do with the character and cult of Donald Trump, and these senators throwing away principles have said all right, we are going once again to go our craven cowardly way and embrace Trumpism, an evil force."
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