President Trump’s late-night tweet about LeBron James and Don Lemon generated plenty of criticism (and questions about “Mike”), but former CBS Evening News anchor and the man many call the Godfather of Fake News, Dan Rather, also believes Trump’s tweet is racist:
This is apparently what the President of the United States feels the need to share with the world at what should be long past his bedtime? It's a disgrace. It's racist. And it's the product of petty but dangerous hatreds. I repeat this is the PRESIDENT??!? https://t.co/MA8nZUxFc7
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 4, 2018
Rather won applause from the Resistance, of course, but not everybody agreed with Rather’s “racist” accusation about Trump’s tweet:
The president has said worse things about men and women of all races. I know it's good to have a buzzword, but I'm not sure how you're going to make racism stick here. https://t.co/ZoguYlXCci
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) August 4, 2018
How is it racist?
— Robert J Moore (@phillyRobMoore) August 4, 2018
Nothing in it says racist. He's allowed to express thoughts, opinions and share with whomever he chooses. Why? Because he can. What, it's not a "Presidential" thing to do? Oh my? Did you just express your opinion, Dan?
— EricB (@ericinnc68) August 4, 2018
What was racist about that? https://t.co/oIdYseHV83
— Justin (@JCOURTNEY00) August 4, 2018
Dan, The President expressed an Opinion, just as You did! Expressing an Opinion does Not make One a Racist. You on the Left use Racism as the Fallback line when someone disagrees with your Liberal Point of View! https://t.co/zYsjZD0Lqg
— Kent Gilbert (@kgoil55) August 4, 2018
Thinking Michael Jordan > LeBron James is racist? Huh? https://t.co/YFPeZPPOL4
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) August 4, 2018
Dan you started fake news!
— 8084411808 ❌ (@44magnoda) August 4, 2018
What a trendsetter!