One of America’s largest conservative paper, The New York Post, rebuked President Donald Trump’s recent actions, telling him to “give it up” and stop “cheering for an undemocratic coup.”
“Mr. President, it’s time to end this dark charade,” the Sunday night editorial said.
The Post, part of Rupert Murdoch’s news empire, has long been seen as a supporter of the president. The paper endorsed Trump for reelection for the 2020 presidential election and weeks before Election Day published a serious of scandalous “smoking-gun email” stories about Hunter Biden’s shady foreign dealings.
The paper emphasized Trump’s repeated losses from recounts in Georgia and Wisconsin and lambasted those who have filed lawsuits and alleged widespread voter fraud, labeling attorney Sidney Powell as “a crazy person.”
From Washington Examiner:
Trump’s campaign and his Republican allies have suffered dozens of defeats in courts across the country, from circuit courts all the way up to the Supreme Court. Earlier in December, Attorney General William Barr said the Justice Department has not found any evidence of widespread voter fraud. In the wake of those defeats, Trump has embarked on a second course of action: attempting to persuade state legislatures to overturn the results of the election and appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College — inviting key state legislators from battleground states to lunches that don’t always appear on the president’s daily schedule.
The New York Post says Trump is “obsessed” with Jan. 6, when Congress is scheduled to certify the Electoral College vote and confirm Joe Biden’s win.
“You have tweeted that, as long as Republicans have ‘courage,’ they can overturn the results and give you four more years in office,” the paper wrote. “In other words, you’re cheering for an undemocratic coup.”
“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost,” the editorial read. “But to continue down this road is ruinous. We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”
Biden secured more than 81 million votes to Trump’s 74 million, according to the Associated Press. Biden’s popular vote total is the most votes a presidential candidate has ever received. Biden won Pennsylvania by more than 80,000 votes. The state certified its results on Nov. 24.