Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw argued Tuesday that the final year of former President Nixon’s term in office was “extraordinarily well run and organized” compared to now.
Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe about how the government is operating amid the current shutdown, Brokaw said, “I’ve been looking into the last year of Richard Nixon. That was extraordinarily well run and organized compared to what’s going on now… Israel almost went down because it was invaded by Egypt. Nixon saved Israel during that time. If something like that happened now, I can’t imagine the chaos that would exist in the national security offices and in the White House about how we would respond to that kind of an international crisis. So, it’s a very troubling time.”