Dan Rather Brilliantly Articulates What Every Person With a Moral Compass Think Of Trump & Spicer
Legendary Newsman Dan Rather pulled no punches on Tuesday, slamming White House Secretary Sean Spicer over his controversial Holocaust comments during a press briefing, referring to Nazi concentration camps as “Holocaust centers.”
Every American would agree that if Donald Trump didn’t fire Sean Spicer for his egregious remarks about the Holocaust, Assad and Syria, he, therefore, agrees with Spicer’s sentiment as well as condoning it.
Following the same logic, legendary newsman Dan Rather just released a statement that should summarize what every person with a decent moral compass is thinking right now.
In a scathing Facebook post, Rather wrote:
“It is with sadness that I do not know where to begin. [on Tuesday] in a briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement that is so far beyond the pale, so tone deaf and blind to history and our precarious moment in world affairs, that it is with only a heavy heart that I even bring attention to it. There can be no joy in such incompetence.
In trying to make the case for the Administration’s policy in Syria and vis a vis Russia which is confused to be generous, and wildly chaotic to be more precise, Mr. Spicer said, “We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.” He continued, “So you have to, if you are Russia, ask yourself: Is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with?” When asked to clarify, Mr. Spicer said, ““I think when you come to sarin gas, he (Hitler) was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.” Mr. Spicer went on to mention “Holocaust centers,” in an apparent reference to the Nazi concentration camps.
This line of rhetoric is so unhinged, so amateurish, so lacking in the context and perspective necessary for statesmanship and diplomacy that I do not see how Mr. Spicer can be allowed to continue in his current position. But in the end, this is less about him and more about an Administration that is inserting itself in a civil war and now is plunging into a drastic reformulation of American foreign policy without any clear sense that they have a plan. When you try to explain such a situation, it is understandable that your words don’t make sense.
A bar, already set low, continues to drop.”
This must not be condoned or accepted. Trump and his administration do not represent who we are.