Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Just Brutally Shamed Trump For Attacking The Press
Patti Davis, the daughter of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, had a few words for Donald Trump while writing a column on Wednesday for the Washington Post.
Davis brought up the issue of Trump’s attack on the free press and claimed that her father would not approve of such behavior and would be the first to call him out for it.
The former first daughter noted that her father did have his issue with the press but reminded readers that he never once attacked the press as Trump does today.
“The verbal sparring between my father and Sam Donaldson of ABC, or Helen Thomas of UPI, is well documented,” Davis wrote. “But there was never vitriol, there was never name-calling, and if anyone had attacked a journalist, my father would have been the first to stand in the way.”
Davis went on to express her shock when Trump supporters recently attacked CNN’s Jim Acosta during a Trump rally earlier this month.
She claimed that she couldn’t imagine what her father would’ve done in that situation because he would never have stood for such attacks.
“I found it difficult to conjure the image, and then I realized why,” she wrote. “It simply wouldn’t have happened. The person on the podium, the person everyone has gathered to see, sets the tone.”
Trump “has quite successfully set today’s tone” against the news media, Davis claimed.
“He expertly stirred up the anger that was already simmering in the people who support him, and then he lit a match to it,” she continued. “He gave them an enemy — always a useful tactic.”
Davis’ entire article can be read HERE.