Nixon nostalgia trip: Trump’s administration already recalls the worst of Tricky Dick

Donald Trump, Richard Nixon (Credit: AP/Reuters/Rick Wilking/Photo montage by Salon)

Presidents almost always hate the press or at least find them a necessary evil. Some handle the relationship better than others. John F. Kennedy’s press conferences were celebrated for their erudition and Ronald Reagan’s were often upbeat laugh-fests. But part of the reason presidents hate the press is because people inside the government leak information to reporters and they publish it for all to see.

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