The New York Times editorial board on Friday dropped a massive essay that outlines the case against re-electing President Donald Trump to a second term.
The essay does not hold back in describing Trump’s presidency in apocalyptic terms, and it begins by saying he “poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II.”
The editors then cycle through a list of grievances against the president, whom they accuse of having “gravely damaged the United States at home and around the world,” as well as having “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.”
The editors also eviscerate Trump for drawing no lines between the public office he holds and his private business interests, as well as his “breathtaking disregard for the lives and liberties of Americans.”
The essay then takes stock of Trump’s place in American history — and finds that he will rank very poorly.
“Mr. Trump stands without any real rivals as the worst American president in modern history,” the editors write. “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.”
Sam Elliott narrated a powerful new Joe Biden ad — and it aired during Game 1 of the World Series
Actor Sam Elliott narrated a new ad for Joe Biden that aired during Game 1 of the World Series.
"There is only America," Elliott said. "No Democratic rivers, no Republican mountains, just this great land and all that's possible on it -- with a fresh start."
"Cures we can find, futures we can shape, work to reward, dignity to protect," Elliott continues, as the Star Spangled Banner plays quietly on a piano in the background.
"There is so much we can do if we choose to take on problems and not each other," the narrator continues. "And choose a president who brings out our best."
New filings reveal Trump’s campaign and the GOP are in dire financial trouble
On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that new filings show President Donald Trump's campaign — and the Republican Party itself — are teetering on the brink of financial oblivion.
"New filings with the Federal Election Commission showed the extent of Mr. Trump’s cash troubles, which are severe enough that he diverted time from key battleground states and flew to California on Sunday for a fund-raiser with just over two weeks until Election Day," reported Shane Goldmacher and Rachel Shorey. "The president ended September with just over half as much money as he had at the beginning of the month."
University of Florida students get threatening emails warning them to vote for Trump — or else
On Tuesday, the Miami Herald reported that University of Florida students are receiving threatening emails with the subject line "Vote for Trump or else!"
"Alachua County officials were made aware of the emails on Tuesday morning. In one of the emails, the sender told a voter to 'vote for Trump on Election Day or we will come after you,' according to a copy obtained by the Miami Herald," reported Ana Ceballos and Carli Teproff. "'Change your party affiliation to Republican to let us know you received our message and will comply,' the email said. 'We will know which candidate you voted for. I would take it seriously if I were you.'"