Team Trump Blasted By Former White House Staffers Who Worked For Nixon, Reagan And Both Bushes

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Team Trump takes several hard hits when two powerful Republicans who served 4 of the 5 last Republicans presidents took to Twitter to weigh in on recent events.

Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean and Peter Wehner take to twitter to strike back at Team Trump.

John Dean took to his Twitter account this weekend, responding to recent remarks by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani; and he also responded to the explosive report by The New York Times that Trump’s White House Counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

The New York Times pointed out an obvious comparison between McGahn and John Dean in that article. Dean was deeply involved in the Watergate scandal and was referred to as the “master manipulator of the cover-up” by the FBI. He eventually plead guilty and served as a key witness against the White House for prosecutors.

Dean responded to the news of McGahn’s cooperation, tweeting simply: “McGahn is doing right!” tweet

He followed up, tweeting a response to a Giuliani quote posted by NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell:

Continuing, Dean drew a comparison between Trump and his former boss Richard Nixon, tweeting: “Nixon, generally very competent, bungled and botched his handling of Watergate. Trump, a total incompetent, is bungling and botching his handling of Russiagate. Fate is never kind to bunglers and/or botchers! Unlike Nixon, however, Trump won’t leave willingly or graciously.”

Most recently, Dean responded to Giuliani’s Sunday morning claim to NBC’s Chuck Todd that “truth isn’t truth,” predicting dire consequences from either the New York City or New York State Bar Association.

“Pure Orwellian ‘doublespeak’ out of Rudy this morning. At some point the City Bar Of NY or the NY State Bar is going to tell Rudy he is bringing shame on his profession and demand that he cease and desist! He has become embarrassingly unprofessional!” he tweeted.

Wehner may not be as familiar a name as John Dean, but he served in the administration of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush, most recently as the head of the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives in 2002.

Wehner was an early critic of Trump, who wrote an article for The New York Times in January 2016 titled: “Why I Will Never Vote For Donald Trump.” Wehner wrote that, if Trump won the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee, “I would prefer to vote for a responsible third-party alternative; absent that option, I would simply not cast a ballot for President. A lot of Republicans, I suspect, would do the same.”

Over the weekend, Wehner unleashed a series of Tweets showing the contrast between Republican presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan and the lack of civility spewing from the Trump White House:

“He did not mark down the names of those who had not supported him, or nurse grudges, or hold resentments, or retaliate against ‘enemies.’ Indeed, he tried not to have enemies, not to ‘plant thorns.’” — William Lee Miller on Lincoln tweet

“We have different philosophies, but I want to tell you how much I admire you…Your charm, your humor, your wit. Sometimes when I get up in the morning I tell myself, ‘Don’t let it get you, old boy.'” Tip O’Neill on R. Reagan, 1986. Remember when civility was part of politics? tweet

His final tweet of the weekend questioned Trump’s state of mind.

“Mr. Trump was emotionally/psychologically unwell when he became president. His condition is clearly worsening. He’s becoming more volatile, erratic and unstable. At some point he’s going to blow apart. When he does it’ll create a crisis. This won’t end well. Pray for our country,” he tweeted.

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