In his most recent Facebook post, famed journalist and commentator Dan Rather decried President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement as “the height of folly, where greed, cynicism, shortsightedness and ignorance triumphed over intelligence and leadership.”
Though “the implications for this action are far-reaching,” Rather expressed “hope that the rest of the world will move on, and the forces in this country at the state, local, and corporate level can lessen some of the repercussions.”
“Although Mr. Trump at his age and with his wealth will likely be immune to most of the long term consequences of his action,” Rather wrote, “his descendants and those of his willing enablers will not.”
The president’s decision to pull from this important climate agreement, Rather wrote, makes it clear “that the United States is no longer a leader.”
“We have ceded the moral high ground to countries like those in Europe and even China who have no trouble understanding science and reason,” he said. Ignoring this “long-term threat” to global health, Rather claims, proves that some Americans are “buying into an antiquated view of our global environment that will only isolate us and diminish us.”
“These are the stakes,” Rather concluded. “Our elected leaders need to feel the heat – not only the thermostat but at the ballot box.”
Read Rather’s entire post on the Paris climate agreement below, via Facebook.
The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter
President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.
One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."
The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.
Tongue-tied GOP strategist crashes and burns on-air while trying to deny Trump’s racism
Republican strategist Amy Tarkanian crashed and burned on CNN on Saturday while attempting to deny President Donald Trump's racism.
"I do not believe that the president’s tweets were racist. I do believe they were not well thought out. He needs that extra, 'Are you sure?' button on Twitter," Tarkanian argued.
"I'm a black man, I'm a Republican and a black man," the Rev. Joe Watkins interjected. "My mother's an immigrant, I would be angry if someone said that to my mother."
"Oh, it’s very offensive. But he did not say, because you are this color, go back to where you came from," Tarkanian argued. "I’m not supporting that tweet. Was it racist? No. Was it stupid? Yes."
Trump supporter blames Democrats for being targeted by the president: ‘Why is that racist?’
CNN interviewed a supporter of President Donald Trump in Eau Claire, Wisconsin who refused to acknowledge the racism in the president's "Go Back" attacks on four women of color in Congress.
The network interviewed Kerri Krumenauer of Wiersgalla Plumbing & Heating Company about Trump's attacks.
"How is it racist?" she asked.
"If you don't like this country, get out," she demanded. "Leave!"
She then showed how misinformed she was about the incident.
"He didn't use any names -- they stood up," she falsely claimed. In fact, Trump did use names and the targets did not stand up as they were not at his North Carolina campaign rally.