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Key Words: Dan Rather on Trump: Dropping bombs ‘doesn’t make one presidential’

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather criticized the media Sunday for praising President Donald Trump after his recent military actions, saying that presidents should instead be judged on their ability to maintain the peace.

“Dropping bombs, having missile strikes, doesn’t make one presidential.”

Dan Rather

Speaking on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday morning, Rather warned that the military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan in the past two weeks are a distraction from the bigger story — Russia’s meddling in the presidential election.

“Journalists have a tendency to rally around powder kegs. What’s best for the country is for journalists to be skeptical,” Rather said.

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