Trump Is 'Incompetent and Dishonest' and Makes Nixon Look Good, Former White House Counsel Says

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House January 4 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Alex Wong

President Donald Trump is "incompetent" and "dishonest" and makes former and disgraced President Richard Nixon "look good," according to the former White House counsel who helped bring the latter commander-in-chief down.

John Dean, who directly implicated Nixon in the Watergate scandal and cover-up in the early 1970s, tweeted a picture Thursday night of a passage from author and reporter Michael Wolff's controversial book Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House.

The passage explains how Trump fumed over seeing Dean on television comparing the Trump-Russia probe to Watergate and how Trump would talk back to the television about "loyalty."

"Pix sent me from Fire & Fury. Delighted I trouble Trump when comparing his presidency to Watergate. Getting him to see that was one of my hopes in becoming a CNN contributor. But I never figured Trump would make Nixon look good — at least RN wasn't incompetent, just dishonest," Dean tweeted.

Dean is hardly the first to question Trump's fitness for office or compare him to Nixon, who resigned in 1974.

Parallels have been drawn between Trump and Nixon a number of times throughout the billionaire Republican's first year in office, like his attacks on the media, dismissal of former FBI director James Comey and his attempts to control the Justice Department's investigation into alleged collusion with Russia to win the White House.

Wolff's book, released Friday after its publisher released it four days early, has plagued Trump and his administration over the last two days.

Trump and members of his administration have panned the 300-plus page tome as "fake" and "made up."

The book paints Trump and his White House in complete disarray. Wolff's sources claim many within in the administration question Trump's fitness for office and his intelligence, and that Trump never actually expected to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. Trump evidently believed losing would help his brand.

Excerpts from the book also have led to a break-up of sorts between Trump and his former chief political strategist, Steve Bannon. The current head of Breitbart News allegedly told Wolff that Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in June 2016 was "treasonous" and "unpatriotic."

Trump responded by denouncing Bannon, stating he "lost his mind" after Trump fired him in August, and has since tweeted Wolff's book is seemingly part of some vast conspiracy to constantly discredit Trump since he believes the Russia investigation has proven to be a "hoax."

"Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!" Trump tweeted Friday morning.

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