Wishfully anticipating the impeachment of Donald Trump, MSNBC has begun airing a promo ad for left-wing primetime host Chris Hayes set at Washington’s infamous Watergate hotel. The not-so-subtle reference implying President Trump is the new Richard Nixon in the wake of firing FBI Director James Comey.
Hayes, standing in the D.C. landmark, told viewers: “Watergate. We know it’s name because there were reporters who never stopped asking questions.” Hinting at the Trump administration, he continued: “Now, who knows where the questions will take us. But I do know this, I’m not going to stop asking them.”
On May 10, the morning after Comey’s firing, Hayes’s MSNBC colleague Joe Scarborough wasted no time making the same comparison. He produced an ominous story in which he warned that the nation’s capital was “filling with echoes of Watergate.”
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Meanwhile, CNN turned to Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein to condemn the “terribly dangerous moment in American history.”