Dan Rather Hammers Trump and His Enablers in Facebook Screed That's Not to Be Missed

Another great post by the respected newsman Dan Rather. On Sunday, Rather discusses Donald Trump’s incredible lack of leadership skills and the “understanding of the burdens of freedom.” Then Rather asks how far will Trump be allowed to go, how much damage will he do—before his enablers and accomplices in his administration and Republican-led Congress see the danger the rest of the world now sees and say, “Enough is enough?”


Here is Dan Rather’s July 9, 2017 Facebook post:

Farce may make for a fun night at the theater. But farce in the governance of your country is terrifying.

Yet that is where we are once again this morning. The President of the United States has hit is Twitter account with yet more incoherence and dangerous misunderstandings of reality. He suggests that we form "an impenetrable Cyber Security unit" with Russia? He seems to buy the assurances from Vladimir Putin, a trained KGB agent, that the Russians didn't meddle in the election?

As the former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara tweeted with tongue firmly in cheek, "When pursuing a corrupt politician, mobster or murderer on strong FBI evidence, if he "vehemently denied it," we just dropped it usually."

In a recent post I referred to Mr. Trump as the "leader of the free world," long a phrase for journalists seeking a synonym for president. Many of you questioned the validity of this convention in the comments section. After the latest G20 Summit, where the world once again took the measure of our President and saw no leadership or sense of understanding of the burdens of freedom, I can see understand the argument for retiring the phrase.

But the reality remains that the United States is still a very important nation on the world stage and the President has tremendous powers. The fact that he is wielding them with such recklessness makes the situation all the more perilous. Once again I ask, what of his many enablers? When will they see what the rest of the world is seeing and say enough is enough?

One of the stories/videos that has come out over the past few days was an Australian anchor man reporting on Donald Trump at the G20 via ABC news. Here is that video: 

This reporter is spot on. Dan Rather has been spot on for over a year. Thank you, Mr. Rather. 

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