One thing about the New York Post that Trump should be concerned about is something from his own playbook: He doesn’t hold back when he slams people — even someone like the ex-president he once championed. The newspaper is known for using clear, direct language and powerful framing — and that’s exactly what it deployed in its Trump-crushing op-ed. The editorial began:
“As his supporters stormed the Capitol, calling for the hanging of his vice president, President Donald Trump sat in his private dining room, watching television, doing nothing.
“For three hours, seven minutes.”
To say the least, “three hours, seven minutes” seems much longer than 187 minutes – the time increment that most politicians and media players use to measure Trump’s inaction – and the Post gets it.
From there, the editorial got worse for Trump. In his scathing rebuke, he pointed out that Trump was the only person who could have stopped his angry supporters, but he only made it worse.
“To his eternal shame, as appalled aides implored him to publicly call on his supporters to go home, he instead fanned the flames further” by tweeting that his vice president, Mike Pence, did not have the ” courage” to block the congress. certification of victory from Biden’s Electoral College.
The Post wrote that Trump’s indefensible purpose through it all was “to find any way — to hell with the consequences — to block the peaceful transfer of power.” Emphasizing that the Department of Justice must pronounce on possible criminal behavior, the newspaper’s editorial board concluded that “in principle, in principle characterTrump has proven himself unworthy to be the chief executive of this country again.”
The Journal wrote that, of all of Trump’s condemnable behavior presented by the Jan. 6 committee over the past few weeks, “the most gruesome” were the witnesses describing how “as the riot raged…he sat in front of the television, posting inflammatory tweets and refusing to send aid.”
No, he watched the attack unfold on TV for hours.
One thing is perfectly clear at this point: either people support Donald Trump or they support the United States of America. There is no overlap. Even the New York Post, a former Trump fan, tells us the ex-president’s behavior that day is indefensible.