Stonewalling Congress may be no more effective for Trump than it was for Nixon

One of Richard Nixon’s lasting gifts to the language was to popularize the American use of “stonewall” as a verb.

But compared with Donald Trump, Nixon was a piker. In fact, a strong case can be made that the secret mission of the Trump presidency has been to restore Nixon’s reputation.

When the US supreme court in a unanimous 1974 decision directed the president to hand over the White House tapes, Nixon complied even though it sealed his fate. In a similar situation, Trump would be burning the tapes on the White House lawn while shouting: “Come and get me, copper.”


Article submitted by, Great Gazoo.