Carl Bernstein: Donald Trump is a 'pathological liar' and America's first 'neofascist' nominee
Carl Bernstein on CNN -- (screen shot)

Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, legendary journalist Carl Bernstein ripped into presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, calling him America's first major party "neofascist."

The former Washington Post reporter who was part of the team that uncovered the Watergate scandal in the 70's, offered a very harsh assessment of Trump, saying "very little truth that comes out of his mouth."

Trump has "shown himself throughout this campaign to be a pathological liar," Bernstein stated."There's very little truth that comes out of his mouth, so let's start there."

"Really, this is about a candidate for president of the United States who does not believe in a free press," he exclaimed. "He keeps talking about changing libel laws and suing the press and has instituted many, many lawsuits throughout his career. The underlying story here is who is Donald Trump? And I will say, and have said, that we are seeing the nominee of a major political party for the first time in our history, who is a neofascist, a particular kind of neofascist -- a strong man who doesn't believe in democratic institutions."

"His bigotry is evident and we need to keep looking at it, but this is a story of a candidate who is a total break in our history and we need to be doing reporting on it, not just debating it on television," he continued. "I think the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are way ahead of television right now in terms of this candidate -- and also in terms of who Hillary Clinton is."

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