Thursday night, the New York Post, endorsed for President, the front runner for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump. In their endorsement of Trump, the Post stated that Trump is “a potential superstar of vast promise,” but that Trump has made some “rookie mistakes.” Although, the newspaper has squared off in previously with some of Trump actions and policies the Post said they believe that “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 New York Post was the second media company to endorse Donald Trump this week. The New York Observer also endorsed Trump. The Observer though, is owned by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who’s married to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. On the Democratic side the Observer endorsed Hillary Clinton for the nomination. The Observer in endorsing Clinton, called her vast experience in world affairs as one of the largest reasons for their endorsement. For the endorsement of Trump, “The legacy of Donald Trump’s 30 years of leadership is everywhere—not only in the tall buildings that bear his name, but in the kitchens of the thousands of families supported by the jobs he’s created.
The New York Post endorsement of Trump comes after a week of the Trump campaign finding themselves being hurt in the delegate count. According to Trump, the delegate selection and “the system is rigged, it’s crooked.” On Monday on Fox News, Trump said he believed that the Colorado convention results showed voters were being denied a voice in the process. Continuing Trump said, “the people out there are going crazy, in the Denver area and Colorado itself, and they’re going absolutely crazy because they weren’t given a vote. This was given by politicians – it’s a crooked deal.”
This is what the Post means as rookie mistakes but according to the Post, Trump makes up for such shortfalls. The Post stated in their endorsement of Trump that “Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message. 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.” The Post went on to describe that Trump they believe would learn on the job and that his connection to the working class is what makes him the better candidate for President. “Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner,” The Post says. “The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.” The Post stated that for these reasons the newspaper believes Trump deserves their endorsement and that he is the best candidate for the job.