The New York Times Editorial Board published a scathing attack on President Donald Trump urging pleading that he be voted out of office because he” poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.”
In the article published on Friday the article entitled “End Our National Crisis: The Case Against Donald Trump,” the board said that four more years of Trump would be “worse” after what he has sone in his first term
“Nov. 3 can be a turning point. This is an election about the country’s future, and what path its citizens wish to choose.”
“The resilience of American democracy has been sorely tested by Mr. Trump’s first term. Four more years would be worse.”
The board also called Trump the “worst president in American history,” and that he has “gravely damaged” the U.S at home and abroad.
“Mr. Trump stands without any real rivals as the worst American president in modern history. In 2016, his bitter account of the nation’s ailments struck a chord with many voters. But the lesson of the last four years is that he cannot solve the nation’s pressing problems because he is the nation’s most pressing problem.”
“Mr. Trump’s ruinous tenure already has gravely damaged the United States at home and around the world. He has abused the power of his office and denied the legitimacy of his political opponents, shattering the norms that have bound the nation together for generations.”
Other charges the board made against Trump included racism, xenophobia, favoring the wealthy, flouting the rule of law, and so on.
And finally, they wrote that Trump had no integrity and that the American people deserved a president who would preserve, protect and defend the U.S.
“Mr. Trump is a man of no integrity. He has repeatedly violated his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
“Now, in this moment of peril, it falls to the American people — even those who would prefer a Republican president — to preserve, protect and defend the United States by voting.”
The article should come as no surprise to long time readers of the Times as they have been anti-Trump from the start, but the animus towards the president has reached a fever pitch as Election Day draws closer.