Trump is a ‘war criminal’, committed ‘homicidal negligence’ amid COVID pandemic, says Carl Bernstein
Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein calls Trump a ‘war criminal’ who committed ‘murderous negligence’ in his response to the COVID pandemic
- Bernstein made the comments on Brian Stelter’s CNN show Reliable sources
- The veteran journalist accused Trump of relegating Americans’ needs and interests to the floor in Sunday’s impassioned interview
- He highlighted Trump’s actions during the pandemic and prior to the MAGA riots
- Bernstein urged country to discern Trump’s alleged crimes in new ‘context”
- He Said Trump Puts His Political Interests Before Butchering Americans
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein labeled Donald Trump “America’s own war criminal” in an interview with CNN’s Brian Stelter, claiming he committed “homicidal negligence” over the COVID-19 deaths of 610,000 Americans.
Speaking to the host of Reliable Sources, Bernstein urged Americans to “take a step back” and “look at Trump in a different context.”
“Trump is not just political – he is beyond political, and we need to start looking at his crimes in that context.
“He’s our own American war criminal of the kind we’ve never seen before,” Bernstein claimed. “I think what we’re talking about – Trump’s crimes as an American war criminal in his own country that he committed against our people, including the tens of thousands of people who died because of his murderous negligence during the pandemic.”
Bernstein accused Trump of putting his own interests before butchering Americans during the coronavirus pandemic
Bernstein seemingly stuck to his comments when CNN presenter Brian Stelter warned the veteran journalist he would get ‘heat’ over his war crimes allegations
The Watergate reporter accused Trump of putting his political interests ahead of Americans “slaughtered” by COVID.
Critics of the former president have repeatedly accused him of downplaying the pandemic. In February 2020, when the first outbreaks hit the US, Trump promised it would “disappear” as a “miracle.”
Trump also repeatedly tried his own coronavirus task force health experts, namely Dr. Anthony Fauci, and even publicly called him a “disaster.”
But more than a year later, more than 34 million have been infected and more than 610,000 people have died.
More than a year after the pandemic, more than 34 million have been infected and more than 610,000 have died
Bernstein claimed Trump’s actions during the pandemic amounted to ‘murderous negligence’
Trump has been accused by his critics of downplaying the pandemic. During his White House tenure, Trump made public efforts to discredit scientists trying to fight the virus, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci (pictured during a COVID-19 briefing in April 2020)
Bernstein also accused Trump of “inciting a coup” on January 6, citing Trump’s alleged comparison to Adolf Hitler, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley.
“The head of the US military comparing him and his movement to brown shirts, to the Reichstag fire – this is a huge wake-up call for this country when General Milley, the head of the US army, has said this” Bernstein said.
Shortly before the MAGA riots, Milley expressed concern about Trump’s rampant claims of voter fraud and attempts to question the election, according to a book titled “I Alone Can Fix It.” He called the country’s fragile political situation a “Reichstag moment,” referring to Germany’s Weimar Republic in the early 1930s.
A week after the riots, the general called far-right groups like The Proud Boys who stormed the Capitol “Nazis.”
Bernstein said his allegations went beyond “impeachable offences.”
Bernstein also accused Trump of “inciting a coup” with his actions in the run-up to the January 6 MAGA riots (Photo: Trump speaks with supporters near the White House on January 6.)
The Watergate reporter quoted Mark Milley’s comparison of Trump and his followers to Hitler and “brown shirts” (Photo: Violent insurgents loyal to President Trump climb the western wall of the US Capitol on Jan. 6)
“It is about a different kind of crime where the humanity of the people of the United States was banished to the floor by the President of the United States, who only exalted his own limited political, financial and personal interests over those of our people. of our country, of our constitution,” he said.
Stelter warned Bernstein that he would “get hits” for his war crimes charges.
“It’s not like the ICC is setting up a panel or anything like that and taking action,” he said.
Bernstein stuck to his comments.
All I do is say woah, let’s look at Trump’s crimes in a different context. Yes – war crimes. These are crimes against our people,” he said.