Journalist Dan Rather has been watching the entire Trump debacle unfold since day one and he sees the corruption for the wide-sweeping effort that it is. Donald Trump is not doing all these misdeeds on his own, he has lots of help.
Bear in mind that Rather is a man who has been on the front lines of America’s most compelling stories, starting with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas and working through Vietnam and Watergate. Richard Nixon was also a man who despised the press and he particularly detested Rather, who was assigned to cover the White House. Rather has a sharp eye for the truth.
In judging this era, Trump mustn't be the only subject of the sentence. All who abetted, normalized, & rationalized his actions share responsibility. The recent NOAA statement and the story of military flights to Scotland to benefit his property demonstrate the rot of complicity.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) September 7, 2019
As you are aware, the United States military has made unusual visits to Trump’s resort in Scotland, leading to speculation that government funds have been misappropriated for the purpose of propping up the failing property. Politico:
…the military has spent $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport — the closest airport to Trump Turnberry — since October 2017, fuel that would be cheaper if purchased at a U.S. military base. The letter also cites a Guardian report that the airport provided cut-rate rooms and free rounds of golf at Turnberry for U.S. military members.
“The Defense Department has not produced a single document in this investigation,” said a senior Democratic aide on the oversight panel. “The committee will be forced to consider alternative steps if the Pentagon does not begin complying voluntarily in the coming days.”
Trump didn’t get the GOP nomination out of the blue. They were fully aware of what an unqualified fool he was, the punchline to a joke and yet they chose to put him at the top of their ticket. They own this shitshow, lock stock and barrel.
In just the past week, stories have broken about William Barr scheduling a holiday party at the Trump International and Mike Pence staying at a Trump property on the other side of Ireland, all for the purposes of enriching Trump. Donald Trump and the GOP are looting the public coffers. They all need to be held accountable. Dan Rather is right. Look at the big picture and get it in focus for what it truly is — which is a bloodless coup by the most corrupt political establishment in our nation’s history, namely this iteration of the GOP, under it’s true leader, which is Moscow Mitch McConnell, the king of complicity.