Dan Rather Uses 'Hurricane' Metaphor to Describe Trump/Russia Connection

Nick Kangadis | August 31, 2017
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Leave it to the ever so honest former CBS anchor Dan Rather to reveal another one of his apparent talents — a mind reader with poor timing.

Rather went on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” Wednesday to discuss Trump’s presidency, and wouldn’t you know it, he decided to use a hurricane metaphor in his assessment.

Here's what Rather said:

A political hurricane is out there at sea for him, we'll call it Hurricane Vladimir if you will, the whole Russian thing.

It's still pretty far out at sea, but each day... this hurricane, this political hurricane... is building in intensity. It started as a category one, now it is a two. It is approaching category four. I don't want to stretch this metaphor too far, but that's what is on Donald Trump's mind. 

You already took the metaphor too far, Dan. Heck, you shouldn’t have used the metaphor in the first place considering rescuers are still discovering people who didn’t survive the very real Hurricane Harvey.

Rather had to bring up the supposedly still scandalous Russian collusion story, because between the statue debate, the North Korean conflict and the much more important Hurricane Harvey rescue efforts, no one seems to be talking about Russia anymore.

As far as Rather’s attempt to channel his inner Miss Cleo, he put forth assertions that Trump is afraid with utmost certainty:

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. It is just looking at what is happening here. 

Donald Trump is afraid. He's trying to exude power and strength. He's afraid of something that Mueller and the prosecutors are going to find out.

It’s funny that people like Rather are so sure about this Russian collusion mirage without presenting any credible facts that would make what they are saying is valid, even to the smallest degree. Facts matter, and unless Rather has evidence that he’s willing to share with the rest of the class, he should probably stop making observations and passing them off as fact.

For video of Rather's comments, watch below:

H/T: Grabien

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