News veteran and former anchor at CBS, Dan Rather, late Wednesday night, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that President Trump is now the hunted, instead of being the hunter.
Claiming that the president is now on the defensive, Rather took aim at him and seemed to be infer a disastrous end to Trump’s presidency.
Talking about the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel in the investigation into Trump’s alleged ties with Russia, Rather said, “What a news night, 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,” he 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.”
Referring to the ‘leaks’ by White House staffers to the press, Rather appreciated the media’s coverage of the incident and thanked the American press for their efforts.
“These Times stories are big stories. Thank God for the American press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, [and] others who have been doing a terrific job,” he said.
Furthering his talk about the media, Rather claimed that “this is the day” that President Trump no longer has the upper hand.
“Up until today, President Trump has had the ability to control almost every news cycle,” he explained. “From this day forward, he no longer has control. And, instead, if you will, of being the hunter, he becomes the hunted. And, I think, you know, that’s extremely important to keep in mind: from here on out … he can’t control it.”