Dan Rather’s essay on Trump’s failed foreign policy is brutal and powerful

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather took to Facebook today to take President Donald Trump to task for his failure as a commander-in-chief on the eve of his first 100 days in office.

“What is the price of stability? For a business man who boasts constantly about his intelligence, President Trump seems to have a lot to learn about cost benefit analysis,” Rather wrote.

Rather alluded to the fact that Trump, who had previously threatened to pull out of NAFTA, changed his mind after seeing a map of who would be hit the hardest — namely, the people who voted for him. Understanding this to be one way to influence Trump, Dan Rather suggests that, “maybe someone can show him a map … to explain the predicament our friends in South Korea find themselves.”

Rather added, “Sabre rattling and blustery talk against North Korea may make a President who approaches 100 days in office with a string of failures feel like he’s the type of tough leader he promised during the campaign, but it doesn’t add up to a coherent foreign policy.” He then chastised the president for suggesting South Korea pay up for THAAD missiles the US had placed there, and threatening a “valued ally” with talks of trade wars.

South Korea has “enough to worry about without Mr. Trump deciding that they now seem to be part of the problem,” Rather concludes.

Read the whole note below:

What is the price of stability? For a business man who boasts constantly about his intelligence, President Trump seems…

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