Dan Rather on Trump: ‘These Are Not Normal Times’
Legendary reporter Dan Rather warned Americans about President Trump in a Facebook post on Saturday, saying that we are no longer living in “normal times.”
The Hill reports:
The former CBS Evening news anchor targeted President Trump, adviser Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sean Spicer for comments in the last 24 hours.
“When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase ‘alternative facts’…,” Rather wrote.
“When you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to answer a single questions…,” he added.
“When you have a President stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was…”
“These are not normal times.”
Rather wrote that the press, the public and the political leaders of both parties have “never seen anything like this before.”
He urged fellow journalists to demand follow-ups and satisfying answers rather than accept elected GOP officials’ non-answers.
“Facts and the truth are not partisan,” he said. “They are the bedrock of our democracy. And you are either with them, with us, with our Constitution, our history, and the future of our nation, or you are against it. Everyone must answer that question.”
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