Dan Rather: 'Sheer level of paranoia' from White House is 'untenable'

Dan Rather has described the Trump administration as being in "freefall."

That is how the former CBS News anchor began a recent Facebook post which blasted President Trump, whom Rather calls, "The man who sends out a twitter tirade accusing a former President of crimes for which he provides no evidence, the man who doubles down when everyone with any sense pushes back..."

He then adds, "Every one who normalizes Mr. Trump now, or has in the past, will have to answer to future generations for their acquiescence, silence or sophistry—if, indeed, not outright cowardice."

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Rather later says, in part, "The sheer level of paranoia that is radiating out of the White House is untenable to the workings of a republic. I have a real question if President Trump actually believes what he is saying...This Administration has been an off kilter whirlwind since the inauguration, and news reports suggest that seething anger from Mr. Trump is only getting worse. There is a growing consensus that the President may be 'unhinged.' It's a serious allegation, but even if it is not the case, Mr. Trump only has himself to blame."

Rather ends the piece by implying that Trump's recent allegations against Obama were diversions to distract from questions about Russia.

On Saturday, Trump issued a series of tweets accusing his predecessor of tapping his phones.

However, Obama has denied any such activity, with his spokesman Kevin Lewis saying in a statement, "...neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."