The New York Times previously wrote a piece endorsing Hillary Clinton, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise since she’s the sane choice and the NYT is a good newspaper that has been mercilessly skewered by Trump. The piece on Clinton made no mention of Trump, that piece was to come. Now it’s out, and it’s absolutely amazing.
There’s very few reasons that people use over and over again when endorsing Trump, “he’s a straight talker, he’s an outsider, he’s a job-creator!” those reasons have been systematically debunked and destroyed by the NYT.
Is Trump’s “straight talk” beneficial?
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 Trump’s career as a job creator:
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.
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?