The days ahead wont be anymore predictable…
Dan Rather a huge vocal critic of Donald Trump has decided to try a different approach than his normal tendencies and pursuit to appeal to the President.
The former CBS Evening News anchor does not blame Trump for the recent attacks in the US.
He believes Trump needs to acknowledge the victims of the stabbing in Portland, or the two men who were killed and one injured in the heinous crime by Jeremy Joseph Christian.
“I wish we would hear you say these names, or even just tweet them,” Rather wrote. “They were brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist.”
According to ijr,
Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather used the occasion of Memorial Day weekend to take yet another shot at President Donald Trump.
The long-time Trump critic took to his Facebook page and called on the president to recognize the victims stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, on Friday.
Two men were killed — a recent college graduate, and an Army veteran — and a third injured, allegedly by “known white supremacist,” identified by Mediaite, as 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian.
Rather suggested that Christian should be labeled a terrorist:
Dear President Trump,
Their names were Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Ricky John Best. One was a recent college graduate. The other was an Army veteran and father of four. I wish we would hear you say these names, or even just tweet them.
They were brave Americans who died at the hands of someone who, when all the facts are collected, we may have every right to call a terrorist. A third brave man, Micah David-Cole Fletcher, was wounded in the knife attack.
This story may not neatly fit into a narrative you pushed on the campaign trail and that has followed you into the White House. They were not killed by an undocumented immigrant or a “radical Islamic terrorist.” […]
I do not blame you directly for this incident. Nor do I think other people should. But what a president says, who he has around him, and the tone he sets can set the tone for the nation at large. […]
I hope you can find it worthy of your time to take notice.
Rather was fired by CBS in 2004, over the accuracy of a report questioning former President George W. Bush’s military service. “’We didn’t do it perfectly,” he said, just two years ago, but “we reported a true story.”