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The New York Post announced its endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The Post editors made the announcement Thursday in anticipation of Tuesday’s New York primary, calling Trump “a New Yorker, born and bred.”
— New York Post (@nypost) April 15, 2016
“Trump has electrified the public, drawing millions of new voters to the polls and inspiring people who’d given up on ever again having a candidate who’d fight for them,” the Post said.
Calling the GOP front-runner a “do-er,” the Post described Trump’s business successes and his ability to “rip through government red tape and get things done.”
“These last 10 months, he’s ripped through a different morass — the nation’s stale, insider-driven politics,” it continued.
Although, the Post did acknowledge the elephant in the room.
“Donald Trump is a rookie candidate — a potential superstar of vast promise, but making rookie mistakes,” the Post said, citing examples of policies “that seem made on the fly.” Criticism of Trump’s language was addressed as well.
“But what else to expect from someone who’s never been a professional politician and reflects common-man passions?” the Post said. “Indeed, his political incorrectness is one of his great attractions — it proves he’s not one of ‘them.'”
“Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message,” the Post concluded. “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.”
Response to the news was mixed on social media.
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This is BIG news as a once hostile paper endorses. A softening at FOX News next? The New York Post endorses Trump https://t.co/ictlh6ZW1M
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) April 15, 2016
— Angela & Dale (@AngelaDale143) April 15, 2016
— Courtenay Brown (@Courtenay_Brown) April 15, 2016
The New York Post endorsing Donald Trump might go down as the least shocking political endorsement ever https://t.co/2xl9ymGCSr
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) April 15, 2016
— Jay Yarow (@jyarow) April 15, 2016
— James Anderson (@JimAndersonOtt) April 15, 2016
NY Post endorses Trump, naively hopes leopard will change its spots. https://t.co/OAIeex0vlj
— Editors Untied (@EdsUntied) April 15, 2016
KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!! Trump has inspired people who’d given up on ever again having a candidate who’d fight for them https://t.co/sftKdVcklT
— slone (@slone) April 15, 2016
— Itsbillertime (@itsbillertime1) April 15, 2016
— truthdaddy (@truthdaddy2112) April 15, 2016
— Sue! (@suenraleigh) April 15, 2016
— Jared Lothbrok (@JaredLothbrok) April 15, 2016
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) April 15, 2016
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