NYT Lays out Argument Against Trump for President
The New York Times ripped Donald Trump on Monday, calling on undecided voters not to vote for him in this year’s election.
The Hill reports:
On the eve of the first presidential debate, the paper’s editorial board wrote, “It is time for others who are still undecided, and perhaps hoping for some dramatic change in our politics and governance, to take a hard look and see Mr. Trump for who he is.”
The editorial then lays out several ways Trump “is selling himself and why he can’t be believed.”
They come under headings such as, “A financial wizard who can bring executive magic to government?” and “An expert negotiator who can fix government and overpower other world leaders?” — claims the paper then debunks.
The editorial questions the GOP nominee’s policy positions and issues on which he has yet to make his stance clear, asking voters to consider his “silence about areas of national life that are crying out for constructive change” such as reducing poverty, making racial progress and changing the tax code.
In the end, the editorial board warns, “Voters attracted by the force of the Trump personality should pause and take note of the precise qualities he exudes as an audaciously different politician: bluster, savage mockery of those who challenge him, degrading comments about women, mendacity, crude generalizations about nations and religions.
“Our presidents are role models for generations of our children. Is this the example we want for them?”
The editorial board lauded Clinton Saturday for her stances on a range of issues, though it also acknowledged her ”mistakes” during her time in public life, including her use of a private email server while she was secretary of State.
“That decision deserved scrutiny, and it’s had it. Now, considered alongside the real challenges that will occupy the next president, that email server, which has consumed so much of this campaign, looks like a matter for the help desk,” the editorial board wrote.
In response to the Clinton endorsement, the Trump campaign slammed the paper earlier Sunday.
“The news that the ultra-liberal, elitist, out-of-touch New York Times Editorial Board endorsed an ultra-liberal, elitist, out-of-touch candidate in Hillary Clinton has to be some of the least surprising news ever,” senior communications adviser Jason Miller said in a statement.
Miller called the Time’s editorial board the “embodiment of the rigged system Donald Trump is running against.”
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