Watergate journalist Bernstein: True 'enemy of the people' is presidential lying
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The legendary journalist who helped uncover the Watergate scandal says President Trump’s attacks on the free press are more treacherous than Richard Nixon’s.

“The most dangerous 'enemy of the people' is presidential lying--always. Attacks on press by @realDonaldTrump more treacherous than Nixon’s,” Carl Bernstein tweeted Saturday.

“Real news (not fake) is that @realDonaldTrump trying to make conduct of press the issue instead of egregious (and unhinged)conduct of POTUS,” he added. “When focus of press was on Hillary's server--by same 'fake news' orgs/'enemies of the people' cited by @realDonaldTrump--he saw patriots.”

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Bernstein and fellow Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward broke the story of the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters and subsequent coverup that led to Nixon’s resignation as president.

Bernstein was critical of Trump during the campaign and since the election.

Trump harshly denounced the media during Thursday's press conference, defending ousted national security advisor Michael Flynn and insisting his administration was a "fine-tuned machine." He denounced reporters on an individual basis and called concerns about his campaign's connections to Russia "a ruse."