Newspaper endorsement of Trump is really more of a rejection of Clinton


The Sheldon Adelson Review-Journal heralded on its front page today the paper’s editorial endorsement of Donald Trump, the first “major” newspaper in the country to do so, though it was less of an endorsement and more of a slam against Hillary Clinton.

The editorial went on at length about Clinton’s weaknesses and dishonesty and money grabbing and uberliberal stances.

“She’ll cuddle up to the ways and perks of Washington like she would to a cozy old blanket,” the editorial advises, going on and on about how her Supreme Court nominees would gut five of the 10 Bill of Rights.

While endorsing Trump, the paper felt compelled to spell out his many failings.

“Yes, Mr. Trump’s impulsiveness and overheated rhetoric alienate many voters. He has trouble dealing with critics and would be wise to discover the power of humility,” the editorial concedes.

It concludes:

But neither candidate will ever be called to the dais to accept an award for moral probity and character. …

Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation.

Donald Trump for president.

A rather luke warm endorsement. It could have used one more line at the end: “Whatever.”

On the same page the paper has a column by Charles Krauthammer that concludes thusly:

I didn’t need the Wiki files to oppose Hillary Clinton. As a conservative, I have long disagreed with her worldview and the policies that flow from it. As for character, I have watched her long enough to find her deeply flawed, to the point of unfitness. But for those heretofore unpersuaded, the recent disclosures should close the case.

A case so strong that, against any of a dozen possible GOP candidates, voting for her opponent would be a no-brainer. Against Donald Trump, however, it’s a dilemma. I will not vote for Hillary Clinton. But, as I’ve explained in these columns, I could never vote for Donald Trump.

The content up to the ending is not too dissimilar. Krauthammer is more convincing than SARJ, pronounced sarge, when he calls Trump a dangerous narcissist who “lives in a cocoon of solipsism where the world outside himself has value — indeed exists — only insofar as it sustains and inflates him.”


13 comments on “Newspaper endorsement of Trump is really more of a rejection of Clinton

  1. Steve says:

    Trump is performing better than Bill Clinton ever hoped for!

  2. nyp says:

    According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, last month “was the warmest September in 136 years of modern record-keeping.”

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    What does nyp mean, that Clinton will heal that earth warming BS?? No politician or political act will change the earth, the earth is its own master, 136 years of modern record-keeping isn’t even a split second in the earths history. I’ve been around for about 2/3rds of that time, I’ve found that winters are summers are hot and warmer than winter. I don’t take the newspaper but saw the headline at the store. Following a community organizer that we still don’t know anything official about before he took office won’t be difficult for either of them, it’s just how we want our poison, the slow lingering death of liberalism or the earth shaking because an outsider will cause tremors in that devil’s den. Run, bumblers, man is in the forest.

  4. Nyp says:

    You need to adjust your dosages

  5. Steve says:

    Vernon’s celebrating the imminent passage of Q2!

  6. dave72 says:

    I wish I had $140 million so I could have my newspaper endorse a totally unqualified candidate for president, especially a racist, sexist, xenophobic egomaniac who knows only slightly more about domestic and foreign policy than the average Fox News viewer. I’d like the think the RJ’s management of years ago would find that no endorsement is warranted.

  7. Go Trump go…it’s time for America’s version of Brexit…Trexit, and a sound repudiation of the Clinton Criminal Enterprise.

  8. nyp says:

    Today’s Second Amendment moment: two people dead, two cops injured in Oklahoma shooting incident involving AK-47 assault rifle.

  9. Steve says:

    Oh dave72….you love Trump. He’s been the best thing to happen to the Clinton’s since Ross Perot!

  10. deleted says:


    I wouldn’t be so sure, remember Sharoon Angle?

  11. Steve says:

    Oh nice one Patrick, she was the best opposition candidate Reid ever picked to run against!

  12. deleted says:

    I guess it’s fair to say that when Trump loses, the current publisher at the Review Journal won’t be losing his job, as the former publisher did after endorsing a laughable candidate lke Sharoon Angle.

    Somehow I guess this makes Trump something less of a lunatic than Sharoon was.

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