CBS News icon Dan Rather made a telling statement during his appearance on MSNBC earlier in the day.
Rather told, “What this presidential election is about is whether the country’s going to move more in the direction of white supremacy or move more in the direction of a multiracial, constitutional republic based on the freedom and the democracy.”
“That’s the proper frame, in which we now should put this election given what the president says, what he’s been doing — this long list of things.”
And argued, No sense going through the litany, but, you know, he knew in early February how serious the [outbreak] was, but he repeatedly misled the American people.
He said using an excuse and a lie, he didn’t want to spread panic.”
Plus added, “Well, throughout his entire presidency and particularly during this presidential re-election campaign, he’s been trying to get people panicked.”
“Panicked about dangerous people moving into the suburban neighborhood, panic over immigration. He’s asking us to believe that when it came to the [pandemic], he just didn’t want to spread panic.”
Then claimed, Anybody who believes this will believe that rocks grow, and we’re going to find out how many people are dumb enough to believe that.”
“I’d like to think that most people in the country recognize it for what it is, and that is an excuse, and it’s a lie, and it’s outrageous, and it’s very dangerous.”
In addition, Rather took to Twitter and shared: “California and the West are aflame. The climate crisis is real, and it’s here. Devastation, hardship, and uncertainty. We need a future built on science, resilience, ingenuity and grit. If anybody can lead on this, it’s our Western states. America needs you, and we’re with you.”
He also announced, “So apparently, according to Donald Trump and his supporters, it seems like Joe Biden has been president these last three years – but only for the failures. Of which, there have of course been a lot.”