Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein brands Trump as ‘an American war criminal’

Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein appeared on CNN’s Brian Stelter’s show “Reliable Sources” Sunday and shockingly accused former President Donald Trump of being delusional and “an American war criminal in his own country.”

Stelter and Bernstein discussed Trump’s political hold over the Republican Party, the election, and his perceived mental status. Bernstein told Stelter that Trump’s behavior is tainted by “a degree of narcissism.” Then he pivoted to comments and allegations made against the former president by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley.

“The first thing is I’m not a psychiatrist, and God knows all this may have a degree of narcissism, but when you’re talking about Trump, we’re obviously talking about a kind of delusional madness — such as General Milley was talking about that — that’s on a scale and a scope that we ever never experienced in an American president in our history. I think we need to calmly step back and, maybe, look at Trump in a different context. He is our own American war criminal of a kind we’ve never experienced before,” Bernstein outrageously stated.

“In international law, there have been, quote, ‘crimes against humanity.’ I think what we’re talking about, Trump’s crimes as an American war criminal in his own country that he has perpetrated upon our people, including the tens of thousands of people who died because of his homicidal negligence in the pandemic, putting his own electoral interest above the health of our people when they were slaughtered during this pandemic,” he continued.

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“Looking at his actions in terms of fomenting a coup to hold onto office, in which the head of the American military… not the press, not reporters comparing Trump to Hitler. But rather the head of the American military comparing him and his movement to brownshirts, to the Reichstag fire. This is a huge wake-up call to this country when General Milley, the head of the American military, has said this, and it fits as a piece with something so extraordinary in our history. It’s not political, Trump is not just political, he transcends the political, and we need to start looking at his crimes in that context,” he remarked.

Even Stelter, who goes off the rails frequently on the former president, warned Bernstein “you’re going to get heat for talking about war crimes” concerning Trump. Bernstein replied that Trump’s actions require a “new context” to be fully comprehended.

“It’s not about just impeachable offenses,” he declared. “It’s about a different kind of crime in which the humanity of the people of the United States was relegated to the floor by the President of the United States, who uplifted only his own narrow political, financial, and personal interests above that of our people, of our country, of our Constitution… These were crimes against our people.”

Bernstein has viciously attacked Trump previously. In February, he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he considered the former president to be the “first seditious president in our history.”

“The time for the invocation of the 25th Amendment is NOW,” Bernstein tweeted. “Members of Trump’s own staff from the top down know he’s been talking & acting like a madman-despot for weeks, including his remarks today to the mob he brought to DC for his own provocative & seditious purposes.”

Bernstein was torched by conservatives on Twitter:

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