Donald Trump's behavior these last few days, including feelings of isolation and persecution, are not unlike those of Richard Nixon in the waning days of his own administration, says former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman.
As Business Insider reports, Akerman stopped by MSNBC to talk about his memories of Nixon in his final days, and he said that he sees a lot of similarities between the disgraced 37th president and Trump. Specifically, Akerman pointed out two ways in which he sees similarities between Trump and Nixon.
Feelings Of Isolation and Persecution
You may recall that on Christmas Eve, Trump tweeted that he was "all alone" in the White House, waiting for Democrats to come to the table with a budget that included what he sees as enough money for his border wall ("poor me"). That sense of loneliness and friendlessness mirrors that of Nixon in his own waning presidency.
"Nixon really kept to himself. He wound up sitting in front of the fire, and just kind of ruminating."
"There was an alert to go out to not take any of Nixon's orders if he were to ask them to basically release any ICBMs, or missiles, against Russia."