Bernstein: Trump Igniting Cold Civil War, Journalists Must Explore Why So Many Support Trump

July 8, 2019 | 11:47 AM EDT

Three years in, a media vet says it’s time to diagnose the delusion of Trump supporters. On CNN’s Reliable Sources, Carl Bernstein accused President Trump of bringing a “cold civil war almost to the point of ignition” by promoting “undemocratic notions and authoritarian notions.”

A flummoxed Bernstein urged an exploration of why people support him “no matter what he does, no matter how outrageous seemingly his conduct is.” He urged the media to do “some real reporting” by making “our table bigger in terms of our reportorial landscape.”

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