Carl Bernstein reacted to Bob Woodward’s new book and the audio tapes of his interviews with President Trump on CNN with host, Brianna Keilar.
Bernstein called the audio recordings of President Trump acknowledging he purposely downplayed the risks of the coronavirus “even graver than Watergate.”
Bernstein said, “It’s a dereliction of duty, recorded as no other presidential dereliction of duty has been, even more so than the Nixon tapes, in this instance. So it’s going to be very hard to see how this cannot be addressed by Republicans and their candidate for President of the United States.”
He added, “The last time this happened during the end of Nixon’s presidency, the Republican leadership, including Barry Goldwater…went to the White House and told Nixon he had to resign. And the facts here are even graver than in Watergate.”