How much does the MSM despise Donald Trump? So much so that it is making a hero of the president that–prior to Trump–the liberal media most loved to hate.
On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and panelist Jon Meacham praised Nixon for complying with a Supreme Court ruling and turning over secretly-recorded tapes, even though Nixon knew that meant the end of his presidency.
In contrast, Meacham darkly surmised:
“I don’t know that we’re with a president now who will follow the rule of law, as even Richard Nixon did, in the end.”
Meacham thus paints a picture of a veritable coup d’etat, in which President Trump would cling to office in defiance of the rule of law.
Meacham offered no evidence in support of his supposition. And the record provides nothing to suggest that Trump would defy a court ruling. To the contrary, when a variety of courts ordered the suspension of his travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries, Trump complied with the orders and retooled the executive order. This despite the fact that the ban was issued in fulfillment of one of his key campaign promises.
JON MEACHAM: After the Supreme Court ruled that Nixon had to turn over the tapes: here’s a small detail in that. Nixon handed over the tapes, and I don’t know that — I don’t know that we’re with a president now who will follow the rule of law as even Richard Nixon did in the end, which led to that resolution of the crisis.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That is no small detail. And historians looking back and looking at Richard Nixon and what he did, will say, of all the things he did, he still understood that he worked for the people of the United States of America and that the Constitution actually is what ruled all of his actions and Richard Nixon knew he had to turn over the tapes and John, he, of course, knew when he turned over the tapes his presidency was over. But what did he do? He turned over the tapes because the United States Supreme Court told him he had to, and he respected checks and balances, no small deal at all, right?