Legendary journalist Dan Rather has been commenting on—and condemning Donald rump from the day Trump began his presidential run. Rather’s Facebook and Twitter posts have garnered him millions of followers. On Monday night, Rather took to Twitter and, once again, showed us why he is admired, respected, trusted and heard. He states:
Trump disinvites Eagles from White House – while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what’s supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism.
Once again, Rather is spot on. And while bashing Trump, he has helped bring more attention to the deadly plight of Puerto Rican’s. The death toll is now over 4,500 due to the effects of Hurricane Maria—and more so by the lack of concern and adequate aid by the Trump Administration post hurricane. Too many Americans are apathetic/unaware of what is happening there and that Puerto Ricans are United States citizens. One tweet by Trump could educate Americans, but instead Trump uses his own platform to create more hatred, confusion, fear, doubt and division. Dan Rather uses his massive and growing platform to alert the country of what is actually happening—and bring more awareness many other issues. And awareness is the first step to creating change.