Watergate Reporter Hints At Coup, Warns "Non-Functioning" Trump Presidency Is "Malignant"

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While Bob Woodward is more stoic in his public discussion of the predicament this nation finds itself in (lambasting the 'fake news' media rather than directing his ire at the body politik), his partner in un-crime, legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, called the Trump administration a "malignant presidency" on Saturday, and suggested that the wrongdoings committed by the White House were unprecedented.

Speaking on CNN, The Hill reports that Bernstein warned that the Trump administration is "not functioning," and appears to hint at a 'soft coup' amid the nation's deep state...

"We are in the midst of a malignant presidency," Bernstein said. "That malignancy is known to the military leaders of the country, it's known to the Republican leadership in Congress who recognize it, and it's known to the intelligence community."


"The presidency of Donald Trump is not functioning," he continued. "It's really not functioning because the character and capabilities of this president are called into grave question in a way that those that know him are raising serious concerns about."

While Bob Woodward warned the "smug" media against "hyperventilating" over Trump, Bernstein suggested Trump was the "greatest journalistic challenge of the modern era."

"To report on a malignant presidency, what it means, and where it's going," he said. "This president is not in control of the presidency in a way that it is functioning."


"That has got our leaders worried, they are worried about his character, they are worried about his temperament," Bernstein said.


"We are in foreign territory. We have never been in a malignant presidency like this before."

As a reminder, Woodward previously warned that it’s not in the interest of either the Trump White House or the media to war with each other.

"I think everyone has accelerated this work. The other question to ask, is there any justification for Trump and people like — in his White House responding this way? And the only justification I can think of, which really isn’t a justification, but it accounts for emotional spasm of, my God, this is enemy of the people, I know that reporters have talked to people in the Trump house, — Trump White House about very sensitive intelligence operations, that we find out about in the press. And I think Trump is horrified that this is out there. And these are not necessarily things that are going to be published, but Trump is a newcomer saying, my God how do reporters know about these things? And so it’s — we’ve got to stop it.” 


“[I]t’s not in our interest, the media’s interest to have a war with the Trump White House. It’s not in Trump’s interest to have this war.”

Sadly, it appears it's too late to get this toothpaste back in the tube (for both sides).

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Bill of Rights's picture

Fuck you mean " non functioning "
Trump has done more in 6 months than you Democrat cunts did in eight years!!! Fuck off...

Mr. Universe's picture

If you keep repeating the lie often and loud enough, the sheeple will believe.

Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

Round up the seditious media and throw them all in jail. Fuck em. Fuck every last one of them

robertsgt40's picture

Shocker. Bernstein sides with the tribe. Who da thunk? 

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Bernstein can eat a bullet if he expects a an unlawful President-replacement strategy to pass without millions of citizens taking up arms against the tyranny.

BaBaBouy's picture

Deep State Deadwood is Alive...

Whats Next?

A "Deep State" Coup...?

Manthong's picture


I have a better take on this than that has-been Bernstein.

You will see a holdover purge before you see a coup.

And the best treatment for the fascist malignancy that infests the federal government is radical surgery.


Handful of Dust's picture

Woodward and Bernstein and most of the people in DC, West Coast and East Coast live in a bubble. These are part of The Establishment Swamp that needs to be drained like a painful abcess.

They willfully ignore the 90% flyover middle class hard working people--engineers, blue collar, retial workers, etc---who actually pay taxes and support much of the broken parasitic system that they benfire from.

sleigher's picture

"They willfully ignore the 90% flyover middle class hard working people--engineers, blue collar, retial workers, etc"


Bernstein said, "the presidency is working in terms of his base but not in terms of the greater population..."

It's the greater population that fucking elected him you idiot!  WTF?!?!   

meditate_vigorously's picture

By "greater population" he means non-whites and Greater Israel.

Twox2's picture

Bernstein thinks we need a different kind of media to take on a malignant presidency.

He seems to have missed the obvious: People elected a different kind of president to take on a malignant media.

Pinto Currency's picture

Deep state needs  a massive civil conflict to declare martial law in order to survive.

Bernstein always has been a deep state operative.

macholatte's picture


Bernstein can eat a bullet if ....

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
You guys always have that “IF” thing in front of your bullshit bravado.
“IF” happened again and again a long time ago.
Run along now and go count your ammo.


California Nightmares's picture

Deep state / money hates Trump.  But guns love Trump. And guns can  trump money. 

Bernstein should mind his tongue. A coup might not play out to his liking

goober's picture

excellent point and reality check !

bluez's picture

Carl Bernstein is a deep state mafia apparatchik. He did much to promote the removal of President Richard M. Nixon. Why? Consider:

Nixon began to pursue detente with the Soviet Union and rapprochement with China in the early 1970s.
And he ended American involvement in the war in Vietnam in 1973 and brought the American POWs home, and ended the military draft.

Nixon eventually delivered peace, and this is the ultimate deadly sin against the deep state mafia. Note that other infinitely worse monsters such as Johnson, Clinton, the Bushes, etc. were never pushed to be removed.

To the deep state mafia, peace bringing is the ultimate crime.

Sanity Bear's picture

Google: No results found for "bob woodward" +monica +cigar

BennyBoy's picture


"It's the greater population that fucking elected him..."

Fewer people than voted for Cankles, but a majority of electors.

Bernstein's agenda is always "more of the same"

sleigher's picture

Is that right?   Then why wont these states release their records?   I bet trump got more legal votes nationally as well as electoral college.  I bet he won california.

Zorba's idea's picture

Subtract at least 5.7 million illegal alien taxpayer subsidized voters in the latest "blue cities vs red states contest. We'll be ready for your cheating treasonous bastards in 18'.

bh2's picture

B thinks people he hangs out with in his own neighborhood are the "greater population". Even if they are a minority.

Bumpo's picture

Flyover country starts 5 miles east of I-5 on the West Coast, and ends 5 miles west of I-95 on the East coast. Still waiting for a bullet list of all his "Unpredented Crimes"

TheReplacement's picture

Well Carl, it goes like this:  The man was duly elected.  Nobody has been able to show the slightest shred of evidence that the election wasn't legit.  While you may not like the President's behavior (as I do not), that is not a legal reason to remove him from office.

Now should any combination of the groups you mentioned make a move to form a coup and oust the President then you can count on millions of us reacting.  You see, this action by you and your fellow travellers will be the catalyst for a real revolution that we have been waiting for and you can bet that either you will win and kill those millions of us or we will win and you all will die.

This is a life and death game you are playing Carl.  You best be prepared to kill us all because if you pick this fight and fail we will kill you.  Think about it, make the wise decision, and stop agitating for war, and make no mistake - war is exactly what you are trying to start,  so we can move on like adults.

johngaltfla's picture

I'm just glad Hillary pulled her strap on out of his ass long enough so old Carl could say these stupid things.

I wish this old fucktard which just go away.

chiswickcat's picture

Gotta watch out for that pesky 'auto spell correct'

Manthong's picture


President Trump is confrontational… the press and many others will soon learn the hard lesson that he is the President and they are not.

The country has not seen stones this large in the White House since:


goober's picture

Agree he is a tenacious guy and that is a very good thing. He just needs to fine tune his tweets so they benefit him without going to the opponents level of negative petty shit. And it can be tweeked to do exactly that. He is actually rather good at fucking with their heads, keeping them flustered and off guard. It seems their heads are exploding. So far I have not cared much about his tweeting, but this last go round with Mika was stupid and made him look like he was stooping to their level of garbage. He needs to stay above that shit going forward and keep his zingers on target !

skbull44's picture

It's as Putin asked: "Have you people lost your minds?"

Uncertain T's picture

The holdover purge is ongoing.  It takes time.  The media show and the tweets are a distraction.  The media is being played, while the real work goes on behind the scenes.  Even the so called leaks are a play on the media..... while the cabinet works on the purge.

Winston Churchill's picture

Sessions is rollig up paedophile networks, it not getting any airtime, but 258 arrested in south Kali

including household names in the last two months reported.Minitru edited the LA times report I saw it in.

Paedophilia has been the deep state control mechanism since the black nobility.

Thats whats scaring the shite out of them.

Socratic Dog's picture

Links. I want this to be true, but I need links.

goober's picture

It is quite true. Many arrest (far more than he is talking about) and charges since the election. Do your own research it is all out there but little reporting, just like trying to shut down Pizzagate/Pedogate. PRAVDA/MSM is on their team so of course nothing is reported. Remember Bengahzi and F&F ? no different at all, just different victims from these criminals. They can cover almost any crime, for a while anyway.




auricle's picture

...says the tumor to its host. Woodward and Bernstein are establisment hacks. Have been ever since they took down Nixon. 

goober's picture

Yes and the sooner the better, it is building steam as we speak. Quite a few indictments in motion and more to come. That is why Holder put put his plea to those still embedded. He does not want to be one of the prosecuted or any of their crony criminals of the deep state apparatus ! Clear to me they are desperate and grasping at straws, any straws ?

Creative_Destruct's picture

"Wrongdoings" and "Malignancy", spread those uindefined smear-job memes MSM shill, while implying the self-righteous virtue-signaling subversion of democracy. Yeah, you "malignant"MSM-ites are REAL virtuous.

NOT EVEN 6 months into a presidency ,a brief time period when ALL admininistrations have historically struggled,  this douchebag and his fellow scumbags imply that overthrowing a legitimately elected government by unconstitutional means must be done.

Trump's behavior IS certainly unusual, but that very behavior is baiting these deep-state dictatorial assholes into exposing themselves.

Grumbleduke's picture

Mr. Hume:

I've just read your lousy review of Margaret's concert. I've come to the conclusion that you are an "eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay."

It seems to me that you are a frustrated old man who wishes he could have been successful. When you write such poppy-cock as was in the back section of the paper you work for it shows conclusively that you're off the beam and at least four of your ulcers are at work.

Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!

Pegler, a gutter snipe, is a gentleman alongside you. I hope you'll accept that statement as a worse insult than a reflection on your ancestry.



Imagine such a tweet... "Joe, I'll break your nose, racoon you and kick you in the nuts"

Handful of Dust's picture

Condoleezza Rice reminds everyone that Trump ‘stands for our values’




The media and shills like Bernstein underestimate the support Trump has.

consider me gone's picture

But once again, the "wrong doings" are not defined or specified, just alleged as some nebulous term.  Make a specific allegation and prove it, or shut up.

Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Malignant due to being poisoned from the outside!

Rip van Wrinkle's picture

Just about to comment....so civil war it is then. And these 'journalists' are going to be front line whether they like it or not.

Got The Wrong No's picture

I wonder if they think their Press Badges will protect them while they stand in the streets filming the revolution they incited.  

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SWRichmond's picture

Bernstein can eat a bullet if he expects a an unlawful President-replacement strategy to pass without millions of citizens taking up arms against the tyranny.

This would be one way to actually get rid of the tyranny: force the overt choosing of sides, it would be a great unmasking, out from behind the curtains all you deep state pillagers.  As such this would be welcome.  I wonder who is better at widespread violence?

oncefired's picture

Why won't this asshole Die and leave us Alone!