Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I knew Dick Nixon. Dick Nixon was a friend of mine. Mr. Trump, you're no Dick Nixon.

Rick Perlstein on why the comparisons between Trump and Nixon are overblown:

"Nixon was so obsessed with preparation he used to memorize answers to likely press conference questions, questions he’d delegate to staffers like Pat Buchanan to dream up. Can you imagine!? And, look, when Nixon fired Archibald Cox, he was truly backed into a corner, his king in check: that was the only move he had before the world discovered, via the tapes, that everything he’d been saying about the scandal since June, 1972, was a lie. But, even then, he managed to keep moving pieces around the board for ten more months!"

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