Former CBS anchor and news veteran Dan Rather told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow late Wednesday night that President Donald Trump is no longer the hunter, but the hunted.
Rather took aim at the president and seemed to infer pending disaster for Trump’s presidency, saying that the president is on the defensive.
“What a news night,” Rather said, referencing the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel in the Russia-Trump investigation. “It’s almost surreal, and dangerous to the country, but in the same token, I do think that there’s something reassuring about this.”
Rather continued, “Most of the early stages of the Trump presidency, the question begged, ‘Are we still a country of laws?’ or have we become — are we becoming — a question of men. And a man.”
“And today’s events, with the appointment of this special counsel — special prosecutor — gives a resounding answer,” Rather noted. “We’re still a nation of the laws, not of men. And now, facts are going to tell us what our destiny is and what our history will be — not Donald Trump’s version of a thing.”
Addressing the multiple “leaks” to the media by staff purportedly within the White House and in Trump’s own administration, Rather tackled the media’s coverage of Trump’s actions and expressed his gratitude for the American press.