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How Nixonian Is Donald Trump?

A little-known pre-Watergate Nixon scandal helps us understand the road the new presidentís traveling.....

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March 9, 2017
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Firing an acting attorney general, threatening widespread investigations against civil servants, characterizing unfriendly press as enemies of the state. And with the possibility of collusion with a foreign power inspiring suspicions of a cover-up involving a sitting president, is it any wonder that nearly 45 years later, we have Richard Nixon on the mind? For a generation whose context for understanding presidential misdeeds is the Watergate scandal, itís worth asking: How Nixonian is the Donald Trump administration so far? Yet more striking to me, as a former director of the Nixon Library, are the similarities, some of which may be surprising to those not steeped in the folkways of Nixonland. The historical Nixon and Trump share the quality of extreme pettiness. Trumpís tweets have betrayed his thin skin and his incessant desire for personal advantage. Nixonís pettiness is all over the released Oval Office tapes.

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