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“Calamity” Predicted for Trump by Former Nixon Lawyer

"Calamity" Predicted for Trump by Former Nixon Lawyer 2

 

The only White House lawyer to resign from office, John Dean, has predicted “calamity” for President Trump following the firing of acting attorney general Sally Yates.

Dean, a central figure in the Watergate scandal and regarded by the FBI as the man who was the “master manipulator” in the infamous coverup, tweeted his disapproval of Trump’s firing of Yates.

Dean said the firing was “nasty” and a “new low.”

John Dean during the Watergate scandal
John Dean during the Watergate scandal
Dean has already written about the “bumpy ride” we could all expect under a Trump presidency, writing in Newsweek

On January 20, 2017, only those Americans who lack common knowledge or are self-deluded celebrated the inauguration of Donald Trump—the most unqualified man ever to be elected to our highest office.

To wit: There is no evidence that Trump has even a good newspaper or TV-news understanding of the American presidency, or that he has ever read a single biography or autobiography of any of his 44 presidential predecessors.

To the contrary, the evidence suggests that he does not have sufficient concentration to even read a book, let alone listen to an audio edition (not to mention receive exhaustive briefings on the duties of his job).

Trump fired Yates, an Obama appointee, who had said she would not defend the so-called ‘Muslim ban’ executive order, which temporarily bars people from seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S.

But how long will he last, in fact, given that the Republicans control the House and Congress.

John Dean believes he’ll go the term –

I expect Trump will serve at minimum one term as president, and as I recently told McKay Coppins of The Atlantic, it’s enough time in office to give me nightmares, largely because Trump is so unprepared for the job. Not only does he not understand the presidential position, he has been pushed to the hard right during the transition because he is a man without firm political beliefs of his own.

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