After watching the behavior of President* Trump, Kellyanne Conway and press secretary Sean Spicer overthe last 24 hours, Dan Rather lashed out and warned Americans about the dangers of the Trump administration.
In a Facebook post Sunday morning, Rather wrote, “When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase ‘alternative facts’ …,”
“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.”