During a Monday night appearance on Conan O’Brien’s talk show on TBS, news veteran Dan Rather slung more anti-Trump sentiments around while pushing his new book, What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism.
Rather said Trump’s presidency is “not normal” and can’t believe he’s witnessing a president attacking the press so frequently:
“This is not normal. There’s never been anything like this before. We’ve certainly had presidents, for example, who didn’t like the press. We’ve never had one that steadily, out of his own mouth, weighed such an unrelenting campaign against the press.”
That could be because we’ve never had a press that is so unrelenting toward a sitting president. Rather continued:
“This is something brand new in American history. That’s first of all. It’s not normal. There is a campaign to convince people, and I think particularly young people, ‘Oh, well, this is just the way presidencies go.’ That is not true. Look, many things about the age of Trump will make the stomach sicker than bad oysters. Everything from what he says to the way he says it. For example, trying to strike some equivalency between neo-Nazis — neo-Nazis — and other people who are trying to protest. The signals he sent to outfits such as the Ku Klux Klan — the racist outfit. I mean, this is unprecedented in American history. And therefore, it’s a dangerous time.”
It’s also “not normal” to use forged documents to make false allegations against a president, George W. Bush, either, but Rather did and he lost his job at CBS because of it. But hey, Trump and stuff.