Bob Woodward: Even Nixon didn't ban Post during Watergate
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Legendary reporter Bob Woodward says Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE is taking a harsher stance against The Washington Post than even President Nixon did during the Watergate scandal.

“The Nixon White House did not formally pull press credentials of the Post" when the newspaper was reporting on the scandal that eventually forced Nixon to resign, Woodward said Tuesday, according to NBC News.

He added that Nixon did exclude the Post from covering social events at the White House, though.


Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, on Monday said he was revoking The Washington Post’s press credentials over the newspaper’s “dishonest reporting.”

“Based on the incredibly inaccurate coverage and reporting of the record-setting Trump campaign, we are hereby revoking the press credentials of the phony and dishonest Washington Post,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

Trump took issue with a Monday story titled “Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting.”

The headline on the Post story has since been altered to read, “Donald Trump seems to connect President Obama to Orlando shooting.”

Trump on Monday cast doubt on Obama’s commitment to fighting radical Islam, noting that “there's something going on” with the president’s strategy.

His comments came after 49 were killed and 53 wounded by a gunman in a shooting at a nightclub in Orlando on Sunday. Gunman Omar Mateen, 29, allegedly praised the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during the massacre.

Woodward on Wednesday said Trump’s battles with media outlets would only bring him more scrutiny.

“This isn’t going to mean there’s no coverage,” said Woodward, currently an associate editor for the Post. "In fact, it’s going to mean there’s more coverage.

“I’ve done this for 40 years and I’ve never quite seen as many talented people in all of the media covering this. We’re going to kind of sketch it out.”

Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s reporting on Watergate in the 1970s ultimately resulted in Nixon’s resignation in 1974 over his administration’s role in covering up a break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.