A storm is brewing, according to long-time journalist and former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather. While speaking with Chris Hayes earlier this week, Rather spoke about Trump’s fear of Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s probe about Russia’s interference with the Presidential election last Fall and what may come to light. According to Rather, this is like a hurricane that could come to shore at any time, making Trump more and more afraid of its impact. And it’s a storm that is only going to increase in intensity as time goes on, creating a volatile situation with a fearful Commander in Chief.
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Rather also spoke to the uniqueness of the Trump Administration and Presidency in all of American history. All previous administrations have enjoyed a honeymoon period coming into office, or at least a grace period of popularity. But Trump’s Presidency has been a stumbling disaster from the start. According to Rather, we’ve just never seen anything like this before. “This is unique like so much with President Trump’s presidency,” Rather said. “We have never had a first-term president get off to such a chaotic, unsteady start as this. The general pattern is the president is most popular when he first comes into office and then in the nature of things, his popularity declines. But what you’re seeing with President Trump — and I think it’s very clear, Chris, it’s not a Democrat or Republican assessment. It’s not a biased assessment.”
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“Donald Trump is afraid,” he continued. “He’s trying to exude power and strength. He’s afraid of something that Mueller and the prosecutors are going to find out. What you’re seeing time after time is a president who is, within himself, seized with fear.”
“That’s going to be a political hurricane out there at sea for him — we’ll call it ‘Hurricane Vladimir,’ the whole Russian thing,” Rather said. “It’s still pretty far out at sea, but each day…it’s building in intensity.”