The attacks on the media by the president over these last four years have been unprecedented. Dan Rather says he has never covered any president who has carried out “relentless attacks on the press” and “begged his supporters to be as nasty as they can to the press.” He notes this incident with CNN’s Jim Acosta.
This happens at just about every Trump rally. I’ve covered five presidential campaigns… long enough to know this isn’t normal. Sometimes I’ll scan the crowd, not for the folks who are chanting but for the people who look back at me silently, letting me know they know it’s wrong pic.twitter.com/1U2nPi5PQR
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 29, 2020
Watch above to see what Dan told News & Guts’ Cindi Avila about whether Trump has done irreparable damage to the media and whether members of the press have risen to the challenge.