Carl Bernstein: Donald Trump Created The First “Grifter Presidency”
Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein said in response to The New York Times’ report on President Donald Trump’s tax returns that Trump “has created the first grifter presidency” in U.S. history.
- “He has created the first grifter presidency in the history of the United States, in which his purpose in running for the presidency and exercising the powers of the presidency, the fundamental reason is to bail himself and his family out."
- Bernstein said “it shows in policy, it shows in his foreign relationships...it shows the fundamental corruption and criminality of Donald Trump.”
- “And now we have the definitive evidence,” he continued. “And he is trying to make the conduct of the press the issue, instead of the conduct of himself in his refusal to pay taxes adequately and also to keep them secret.”
- “This is the smoking gun about who Donald Trump really is and what his presidency really is.”