Trump will have 'the same fate as Nixon' writes MSNBC's Joe Scarborough in Washington Post editorial
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MSNBC's Morning Joe host  Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump's "unchecked authority" could lead him to a Nixon-like ending in an op-ed for the Washington Post.


Scarborough said no matter what President Trump has convinced himself of that "no man is above the law."

"But that twisted interpretation of presidential authority is dead wrong. Even in President Trump’s America, no man is above the law," Scarborough wrote.

He then asserted that if President Trump continues following his lawyer Rudy Giuliani's advice it would lead to his downfall.

"It may come as little relief to those unsettled by the commander in chief’s autocratic impulses that this president will likely face the same fate as Nixon if he acts upon his lawyers’ ignorant legal opinions," he wrote. "But perhaps take comfort from Meacham’s insight in “The Soul of America” that to know what has come before is to be armed against despair."

In recent weeks, President Trump has claimed he has the power to pardon himself and that he doesn't have to abide by subpoenas. Scarborough called these acts "preposterous."

"Other claims of unchecked presidential authority by Trump and his lawyers are so preposterous that they warrant a little discussion here," he wrote.

In honor of Robert F. Kennedy’s 50th anniversary, he said the country will prosper.

"But as one who still sees America as perpetually redeemable, forgive me for believing this president’s worst instincts will be checked, our country’s rule of law will be preserved and the upward arc of American civilization that FDR once spoke of will again be restored," he concluded.