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Bernstein: Trump Is a ‘Pathological Liar,’ ‘Who Does Not Believe In A Free Press’


Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was a “pathological liar” and that he “does not believe in a free press.”

Bernstein said, “First of all he has shown himself throughout this campaign to be a pathological liar. There’s very little truthful that comes out of his mouth. So let’s start there. But really, this is about a candidate for president of the United States who does not believe in a free press, keeps talking about changing libel laws and suing the press and has instituted many, many lawsuits throughout his career. But more than anything, as Dana is getting at, the underlying story here is who is Donald Trump? And I will say, and have said that we are seeing the nominee of a major political party for the first time in our history, who is a neofascist, a particular American kind of neofascist, a strong man who doesn’t believe in democratic institutions. His bigotry is evident and we need to keep looking at it. But this is a story of a candidate who is a total break in our history. And we need to be doing reporting on it, not just debating it on television. I think the Post, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are way ahead of television right now in terms of who this candidate is and also in terms of who Hillary Clinton is. We need to be digging deeper into these candidates.”

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