Trump Tells Fox News: ‘I Learned a Lot from Richard Nixon’
President Donald Trump made several telling remarks during a 50-minute interview with Fox & Friends on Friday. The President made some unprompted remarks about Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace in 1974 following a scandal-plagued administration.
“I learned a lot from Richard Nixon, don’t fire people,” Trump said. “I learned a lot.”
“I study history, and the firing of everybody, I should have in one way, but I’m glad I didn’t because look at the way it turned out. They’re all a bunch of crooks and they got caught but I learned a lot by watching Richard Nixon.”
“Of course, there was one difference, one big difference, number one he may have been guilty and number two he had tapes all over the place. I wasn’t guilty.”
“I did nothing wrong and there are no tapes but I wish there were tapes in my case but learn a lot from Richard Nixon and you don’t do that.”
In reality, Trump has fired many people from his administrations, while many others have resigned. The administration has been remarkable for its high turnover.
It is almost universally accepted that Nixon was guilty of criminal actions and his decision to accept a pardon from his successor, Gerald Ford, along with admissions in later life simply confirmed what those who investigated him believed.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.