As the 2016 elections are fast-approaching and Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tackling one another head on, it’s time for everyone to pick sides. However, things didn’t work out well for The Arizona Republic after it publicly endorsed the Democratic presidential nominee earlier this week.
Since then, the newspaper has lost a number of subscribers and has even been receiving death threats. Regular readers would have seen the endorsement coming since The Arizona Republic has published many critical editorials about the Republican candidate.
“We’re getting a lot of reaction both locally and national. I don’t believe true readers of the editorial page are surprised by this at all, because over the past year we have been writing scathing, scalding articles about Donald Trump,” said Phil Boas, director of the newspaper’s editorial page.
“We know we’re doing the right thing. We feel very good about this decision,” he added.
“Trump’s long history of objectifying women and his demeaning comments about women during the campaign are not just good-old-boy gaffes. They are evidence of deep character flaws. They are part of a pattern. Trump mocked a reporter’s physical handicap. Picked a fight with a Gold Star family. Insulted POWs. Suggested a Latino judge can’t be fair because of his heritage. Proposed banning Muslim immigration,” read the editorial.
Drawing a comparison between Clinton and Trump, the endorsement spelled out why Clinton should be the next president of the United States.
It is important to note that Trump is a liar, racist, misogynist, xenophobe and birther who conveniently manipulate things to suit his convenience. The U.S needs a commander in chief who will be looked up to by the world, not someone like the business mogul who uses Twitter to pick fights with people, and constantly boasts about the companies he owns.