Watergate's John Dean: Trump is a 'wuss' and a 'fake leader'

John Dean, who served as President Nixon’s legal counsel during the Watergate scandal, blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE, calling him a “wuss” and a “fake leader.” 

Dean took to Twitter Sunday night to rip into Trump with repeated insults, calling him a “coward” and a “frightened person.”

“Trump’s not only incompetent he’s actually a wuss. Like most bullies he’s a coward,” Dean wrote. “As with most autocrats he’s a very frightened person. He’s a fake leader, who thinks nasty is strong.”



Dean was quote-tweeting Trump, who had taken to the platform to call special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election a “witch hunt hoax.”


Dean has spoken out against Trump several times in recent weeks, calling the president "evil" and saying Trump makes the “long nightmare” of the Watergate scandal “seem like a brief idyllic daydream."

The former White House legal counsel pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice and became a prosecution witness as the Watergate saga played out.

Most of his comments have regarded Mueller’s investigation, although he has recently been taking more shots at Trump directly.

His recent comments come just days after more revelations about Mueller’s investigation become public, including that Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is cooperating extensively with the special counsel.