On Saturday The New York Times formally endorsed Hillary Clinton. In their opinion piece, they only gave reasons for why Hillary should be president…they didn’t discuss Donald Trump, promising a detailed piece about him separately.
Well, that Trump piece was just released, and it absolutely destroys Trump, just 24 hours before the first presidential debate on Monday.
The op-ed is titled, “Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President”, and systematically lists each reason why people say Trump should be president, and then destroys each reason, piece by piece.
On being a “straight talker”:
Whatever his gyrations, Mr. Trump always does make clear where his heart lies — with the anti-immigrant, nativist and racist signals that he scurrilously employed to build his base.
He used the shameful “birther” campaign against President Obama’s legitimacy as a wedge for his candidacy. But then he opportunistically denied his own record, trolling for undecided voters by conceding that Mr. Obama was a born American. In the process he tried to smear Mrs. Clinton as the instigator of the birther canard and then fled reporters’ questions.
On being a business marvel who will bring prosperity and jobs:
Despite his towering properties, Mr. Trump has a record rife with bankruptcies and sketchy ventures like Trump University, which authorities are investigating after numerous complaints of fraud. His name has been chiseled off his failed casinos in Atlantic City.
Mr. Trump’s brazen refusal to disclose his tax returns — as Mrs. Clinton and other nominees for decades have done — should sharpen voter wariness of his business and charitable operations. Disclosure would undoubtedly raise numerous red flags; the public record already indicates that in at least some years he made full use of available loopholes and paid no taxes.
The piece concludes by saying:
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?
Read the entire op-ed HERE.