Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather tried to attack President Donald Trump at the start of the week and ended up giving him a possible campaign slogan to use, calling him “mean as a wolverine.”
Appearing on “CNN Tonight” with host Don Lemon, Rather weighed in on the current state of political polarization in the United States.
After saying that he had never seen anything like Trump, Rather said, “President Trump gives every indication by what he says and what he does and what he doesn’t do, that he’s mean as a wolverine, and we’ve never had a president who had that reputation.”
Rather’s comment was taken as a positive by Trump supporters who thought it would make a cool campaign slogan.
I think @realDonaldTrump would endorse the slogan. “As mean as a wolverine”! Has a nice ring to it actually. We should thank Rather for the terrific campaign slogan.
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) June 27, 2018
Dan Rather said President Trump is "Mean as a Wolverine". Yes sir he is. We didn't vote to put another sissy in the White House who doesn't have a spine to stand up for America.
We voted for an America First President that is tough, fights back and plays the media like a fiddle!
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) June 27, 2018
Dan Rather on Trump: "He's mean as a wolverine."
Don’t these guys realize they just make @realDonaldTrump look more badass when they say things like this? I mean do you want to vote for a negotiator that’s “mean as a wolverine” or “meek as a mouse”? pic.twitter.com/dNHg8w7ne5
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 27, 2018