President Donald Trump is now under siege following details of a conversation had with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. As colleague Carl Bernstein backed up Woodward on Wednesday.
Bernstein told, “We are listening to the president of the United States on tape deliberately undermining the national security of the United States, the health and well-being of the people of the United States, and he’s doing this knowingly, in real time. It is the smoking gun of his negligence.”
And claimed, “We listen to him cover up this grave national emergency. This is one of the great presidential felonies of all time, maybe the greatest presidential felony, and we have the smoking gun tape of the president committing the felony.”
Beyond that, “Let’s talk about what this really is. This is a kind of homicidal negligence,” Bernstein added, saying thousands of lives might have been lost to the president’s desire to win reelection.
Plus he announced, “As we hear on the tapes and see throughout Bob’s book, [Trump] is putting his own narrow presidential reelection efforts in front of the safety, health and well-being of the people of the United States. We’ve never had a president who’s done anything like this before.”
Then stated, “It’s going to be very hard to see how this cannot be addressed by Republicans, in particular, and their candidate for president of the United States.”
The president defended his remarks on Wednesday. “If you said in order to reduce panic, perhaps that’s so.”
In addition, “The fact is I’m a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic, as you say, and certainly I’m not going to drive this country or the world into a frenzy.”
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Trump concluded, “We want to show confidence. We want to show strength. We want to show strength as a nation.”