One thing about the New York Post that Trump should be interested in is something from his own books: It just doesn’t hold back when it knocks everyone down – even someone like the former President it once championed. The article is known for its use of clear, direct language and strong framing — and that’s exactly what it deploys in the editorial that crushes Trump. The editorial begins:
“When his followers stormed the Capitol, calling for the vice president to be hanged, President Donald Trump sat in his private dining room, watching TV and doing nothing.
“In three hours, seven minutes.”
To put it mildly, “three hours, seven minutes” sounds like 187 minutes longer – the length of time most politicians and media use to measure Trump’s inaction – and the Post understands. get that.
From there, the editorial took a turn for the worse for Trump. In his stinging rebuke, it highlights that Trump is the only one who can stop his angry supporters, but he’s only made matters worse.
“In the face of his eternal shame, when horrified aides begged him to publicly urge his followers to go home, he instead fanned the flames” by tweeting that the deputy His president, Mike Pence, doesn’t have the “courage” to block congress. Biden’s Electoral College victory certificate.
The Post wrote that Trump’s undisputed goal through all of this was “to find any means – damn the consequences – to block the peaceful transfer of power.” Pointing out that the Justice Department had to decide on the possible offense, the newspaper’s editorial board concluded that “in principle, because characterTrump has proven himself unworthy to return to the position of chief executive officer of this country. “
The magazine wrote that, of all the reprehensible Trump acts presented by the January 6 committee over the past several weeks, “most horrifying” were witnesses describing “when the riots unfolded like how … he sat watching TV, posting offensive tweets and refusing to send help.”
No, he watched the attack unfold on television for hours.
One thing is absolutely clear at this point: people either support Donald Trump or they support the United States of America. There is no overlap. Even the former Trump-loving New York Post tells us that the former President’s conduct that day cannot be excused.