Dan Rather Subtly Zings Donald Trump With Immanuel Kant Quote About Lies

Veteran journalist Dan Rather obtained philosophical to take apparent aim in President Jesse Trump on Thurs.

The former CBS News anchor messaged the following quote attributed to 18th hundred years German philosopher Immanuel Kant , in what seemed to be a swipe at Trump’ s i9000 habit of spreading misinformation.

“ By a lie a man throws aside and, as it were, annihilates their dignity as a man, ” published Rather. “ A man who themself does not believe what he shows another … has even much less worth than if he had been a mere thing. … makes themselves a mere deceptive appearance of guy, not man himself. ”

Upon Wednesday, Trump admitted to making up trade debt details during a ending up in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — before then walking the whole story back.

Rather has not been timid about criticizing the White Home in recent months, and previously used a food poisoning analogy to sum up the particular “ age of Trump. ”  

His latest dig was well-received on Twitter: