Newspaper Calls Trump ‘Clear and Present Danger to Our Country’
The Cincinnati Enquirer, published daily and since 1841, announced Friday it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. The newspaper has not endorsed a Democrat for president since Woodrow Wilson one hundred years ago, in 1916.
â€œThe Enquirer has supported Republicans for president for almost a century â€“ a tradition this editorial board doesnâ€™t take lightly,â€ the board began in its editorial. â€œBut this is not a traditional race, and these are not traditional times.â€
They continued, â€œour country needs calm, thoughtful leadership to deal with the challenges we face at home and abroad. We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst,â€ before concluding that â€œthere is only one choice when we elect a president in November: Hillary Clinton.â€
The board cited Clintonâ€™s time as a senator in New York, in which she passed bills with â€œconservative lawmakers,â€ her history with 9/11 first responders where she ensured they received proper care following their time at Ground Zero, and her â€œmore than 40 years fighting for womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s rights.â€
They turned further to her time as first lady, citing her creation of the Childrenâ€™s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) which provides care to over 8 million children, her fight to close the gender wage gap and â€œ[standing] up for LGBT rights domestically and internationally, including [her] advocating for marriage equality.â€
In contrast, the editorial board asserted that â€œ[Donald] Trump is a clear and present danger to our country,â€ citing that he has â€œno history of governance that should engender any confidence from voters.â€ They referenced his lack of foreign policy experience and referred to his â€œreckless, cowboy diplomacyâ€ as something that â€œAmericans should fear from a Trump presidency.â€
The board further celebrated Clintonâ€™s time as secretary of state, asserting that she â€œ[has] far stronger diplomatic skills than she gets credit for.â€ They caution that â€œyes, mistakes were made in Benghazi, and it was tragic that four Americans lost their lives â€¦ But the incident was never the diabolical conspiracy that Republicans wanted us to believe, and Clinton was absolved of blame after lengthy investigations.â€ They further credit her role inÂ the decisions that led to the death of Osama bin Laden and the U.N. sanctions that led to the Iran nuclear deal.
â€œWe have our issues with Clinton,â€ the board admits, but advises that any issues they may have â€œpale in comparison to our fears about Trump.â€ They further remind readers that they have consistently criticized his temperament and policies since the beginning of the Republican primary, in which they endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich.
â€œWeâ€™ve condemned [Trumpâ€™s] childish insults; offensive remarks to women, Hispanics and African-Americans; and the way he has played on many Americansâ€™ fears and prejudices to further himself politically,â€ they asserted.
They further questioned Trumpâ€™s business acumen, his refusal to release his tax returns, and his praise of Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong UnÂ and Saddam Hussein â€œwhile insulting a sitting president, our military generals, a Gold Star family and prisoners of war like [Senator] John McCain.â€
While the board noted that Trump had â€œof lateâ€¦ toned down his divisive rhetoric,â€ they were quick to point out that â€œgoing two weeks without saying something misogynistic, racist or xenophobic is hardly a qualification for the most important job in the world.â€
In Clinton, they wrote, America would have â€œa brave leader, not bravado. Real solutions, not paper-thin promises. A clear eye toward the future, not a cynical appeal to the good old days.â€
â€œItâ€™s time to elect the first female U.S. president,â€ the board concluded. â€œNot because sheâ€™s a woman, but because sheâ€™s hands-down the most qualified choice.â€
The Cincinnati Enquirer further explained its endorsement via Facebook Live, the full video of which can be seen below:
The Enquirer editorial board announces its endorsement of Hillary Clinton. #USATODAY2016
Posted by Enquirer – Cincinnati and Kentucky on Friday, September 23, 2016
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Trump Reverses on Illegal Hosting of G-7 at His Own Resort – Blames ‘Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility’
President Donald Trump late Saturday night finally reversed his decision to host the G-7 at his Doral Miami resort in June of 2020. Ignoring numerous Republican lawmakers, legal experts, and bipartisan condemnation of his unconstitutional and illegal decision the president instead blamed the “Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”
….Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
Curiously, Trump announced his administration would “begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately.”
But on Thursday Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a rare White House briefing that the administration had conducted an exhaustive search for the best space to host the G-7 leaders, and fairly decided Trump’s Doral Miami resort was “perfect.”
Mulvaney went so far as to claim the White House had looked at 12 locations, including two in Utah, but decided on the Doral.
He also preemptively refused to release any emails or other items documenting the search process.
But if an actual search had been conducted, it would make sense to simply announce the 2020 G-7 would be held at the next “best” locale. Instead, Trump announced a new search would be conducted.
Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’
‘Bro Tweeted Out an Ad’
After tremendous public and private bipartisan condemnation of his decision to host the 2020 G-7 at his own Miami resort President Donald Trump Saturday night appeared to be laying the groundwork of reversing the unconstitutional and illegal decision.
In an insane series of tweets the president did what he always does: blamed the media for holding his feet to the fire in accurately reporting the consequences of his actions.
“I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms,” Trump tweeted, adding that “each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!”
Also going “crazy” are Republicans and legal experts.
Should Trump host the G-7 at any of his properties he would reportedly be violating at least one if not several laws, and the U.S. Constitution.
Many quickly took to Twitter to express their condemnation yet again.
bro tweeted out an ad lmao https://t.co/EQfDBXjNfs
— Beckett (@Beckarumba) October 20, 2019
i ThOuGhT i WaS dOiNg SoMeTHiNg VeRy GoOd FoR oUr COuNtRy By UsInG tRuMp nAtIoNAl DoRaL, iN mIaMi, FoR HOsTiNg ThE g-7 LeAdErS. iT iS bIg, GrAnD, on HUnDrEdS oF aCrEs, NeXT tO mIaMi InTerNatIoNaL aIRporT, hAs TrEmEnDoUs BaLlROoMs & MeEtInG rOoMs, AnD eAcH dElEgAtIoN wOulD hAvE… https://t.co/d2PokaRegi
— dONaLd j. tRuMP 🇸🇴 (@realSpongeTrump) October 20, 2019
I have used
you had probably
it is conspicuous
and avarice https://t.co/0VJpE6rXJ5
— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) October 20, 2019
Dude is just literally advertising his hotel right now. https://t.co/353STP5hUT
— Vincent Rivas-Flores (@vincentrivasfl) October 20, 2019
It’s official. Donny Trump is an idiot. An amoral unethical entitled stupid person with serious psychological problems.
What a mess. https://t.co/N8lFIILp66
— Not On My Watch (@NotOnMyWatch9) October 20, 2019
You’re corrupt as fuck. Everyone knows it whether they are in denial or not. https://t.co/EFKzEya02n
— Ghost of Poe 👻 (@BenStancliff) October 20, 2019
2 words… EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE https://t.co/ZGZwiK6w0R
— Dan in the Midwest (@ray_gull) October 20, 2019
You thought wrong https://t.co/Oh3TmuMjBR
— Marion Eicker (@EickerMarion) October 20, 2019
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“I think she didn’t go far enough, and we have to decide whether or not we’ll listen to Hillary Clinton, who lived through this in 2016, or whether or not we’re going to do what we did in 2016, is decide that what she’s saying is irrelevant because of how we feel personally about her, and I think that that would be a mistake,” said Maxwell.
“In 2016, anchors literally laughed at Hillary Clinton when she said it was Russia,” Maxwell continued. “Robby Mook went on television and said, ‘It was Russia that was hacking our emails and releasing them on Wikileaks.’ We were laughed at. I would like everyone to listen to us now because I, on the campaign, had that red banner over my email that said, ‘Government hackers are trying to infiltrate your account.’ So, this is a real warning. And I think that we would be smart to listen before it’s too late.”
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