Friday, the New York Post endorsed Donald Trump because he is gonna change, just as soon as he is the party’s Nominee, and stop hurting America. This is, of course, grade-A, 100%, abusive bullshit.
For the first part of this, let’s look at the admission of the NY Post:
Donald Trump is a rookie candidate — a potential superstar of vast promise, but making rookie mistakes. The nominee Republicans need for the fall campaign is often hard to make out amid his improvisations and too-harsh replies to his critics.
Rookie candidate maybe, but these “rookie mistakes,” are they actually mistakes? It is rather hard to believe that a 69-year-old man is not capable of holding his tongue when challenged or offended, and not “refusing to take nukes off the table.” These aren’t mistakes, this is a calculated show of who he REALLY IS, so that he can secure the very large portion of America that wishes that we all talked and acted in this bigoted, rash, and potentially planet-ending manner.
These “improvisations” and too harsh replies are actually hurting the country, stirring up violence, racism, and all forms of bigotry like smacking a giant hornets nest with a baseball bat. He is our self-named savior, to make America great again, when it is in fact him — and those like him — that have actually battered us down to this point.
So this man who hesitated to disavow the KKK and David Duke, and has endorsed torture, encouraged war crimes such as seeking out and killing the families of known terrorist, is not the endorsee of the NY Post because, well, he is gonna change:
Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.
Not that his current behavior indicates greatness, just that because he is new at this (he really isn’t, he has dabbled and made forays into politics throughout his 69 years) they expect that he is gonna pivot on EVERYTHING, grow a conscious and thick enough skin to keep us all out of a nuclear winter, just because he became the nominee?
I know I have heard this argument somewhere before… Oh, yes, here it is:
The NY Post is literally enabling Trump, who is displaying all of the characteristics of being an abusive partner to the USA, to win the nomination based on the promise that he will never do it again. He won’t slip-up and act in the way he is “naturally” in a world-level crisis of epic trigger-level stress and revert to the bigoted, thin-skinned, giant adult baby that Trump has shown us all he is when challenged. No, he is gonna change, just as soon as we get “hitched”, er, he wins the nomination and then the election.
He really is trying hard too: you can see it as he begins to behave in a calmer and less violent fashion (the honeymoon or calm phase of abuse, filled with the promise of new behavior and greater care for the office he may occupy). Honestly, the entire body of the article, where they present each of Trump’s campaign promises and then the reasons they are wrong feels like someone telling a person in an abusive situation just to commit to it, because the abusive person is really, really a good person at heart. Yes, he threatens to kill the neighbors dog if it ever poops in the yard again, but the fact is that he has to protect his property… and he’d never really DO IT, right?
The NY Post‘s faint praise:
Yes, controlling the border is one of Washington’s fundamental duties — but “Build the Wall” is far too simplistic a policy for a nation of immigrants.
By all means, get the best trade deals for America — but remember that trade means cheaper goods for the less well-off, and challenge US industries to improve.
Their statement that they expect him to return to his “classic” behavior in the general election, actually saying “we expect him to stay loyal to his voters” in a general election, while attempting to woo others with his good behavior seems to indicate even they know he isn’t changing in any way that is more than skin-deep.
And finally, after showing just how much change this set in his ways elderly man has to change to even just become not a stupid-level danger to the country, they endorse him:
Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message. But he reflects the best of “New York values” — and offers the best hope for all Americans who rightly feel betrayed by the political class.
He has the potential — the skills, the know-how, the values — to live up to his campaign slogan: to make America great again.
For those reasons, The Post today endorses Donald Trump in the GOP primary.
They don’t endorse any of his actions or policies, and his ideas are mostly bad or flawed, but he is a New Yorker and good at selling himself to disenfranchised people, so the NY Post just endorsed him. That is probably the sh*ttiest endorsement, and the most dangerous motivation for endorsing someone, ever.
Watch the Fox News (disgustingly sycophantic) coverage of this endorsement, here:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRnVmPPtycA&w=854&h=480]
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