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‘Depravity is not depth’ Dan Rather blisters Trump for divisive London attack tweets

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Veteran journalist Dan Rather wants the entire world to know that statements made by President Donald Trump do not represent the sentiments of most Americans.

In a new Facebook post on the London terror attacks, former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather said, “we must process and think carefully about how our President publicly responded,” to the London attacks.

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“Understandably, many people around the world viewed his remarks as insensitive and peevish, mixed with flagrant misrepresentations of facts,” Rather concluded. “It is important for the world to know that his statements do not represent the sentiments and reaction of most Americans.”

President Donald Trump’s tweets about this weekend’s terrorist attack in London have “enraged” government officials in the United Kingdom, “especially those who work in counterterrorism.”

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron called for British Prime Minister Theresa May to ban Trump from the UK for attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan during the crisis.

Dan Rather explained how Trump’s tweets weren’t the only self-inflicted black eye for America.

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“Besides the President’s outbursts over the London attacks, the damage done by America’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change is real,” he explained.

“Depravity is not depth, nor is it a strategy,” Rather lectured. “Careless statements that deepen divisions are not leadership.”

The long-time newsman, who was the CBS White House corespondent during Watergate, wondered aloud why Republicans keep enabling Trump to hurt America’s standing in the world.

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“Where are the self-described serious foreign policy minds in the GOP, the ones who often lecture the nation on the meaning of patriotism and leadership on the cable talk shows and Sunday morning public affairs programs?” Rather asked. “The arc of history may very well judge them all with the broad brush of complicity if they do not stand up now and say that this has gone too far.”

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Russian propaganda’s effect on 2016 election worse than previously understood: Federal prosecutors

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Prosecutors are updating the charges against Russians who blasted social media propaganda at American voters in the 2016 election.

John Demers, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's national security division, and Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, intend to issue a superseding indictment against those foreign individuals who interfered in the election won by President Donald Trump.

The revised indictment won't add new defendants or charges but will instead allege that their propaganda campaign interfered more than previously understood with the Federal Election Commission's lawful functions.

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Duncan Hunter was too cheap to pay for daughter’s dance competition — so he used campaign cash: prosecutors

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Trump official paid president’s campaign $744,000 for experts to pump up her ‘personal brand’: report

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