The New York Post, one of the oldest and most widely circulated newspapers in the city, published an extensive and solid editorial on Monday, Oct. 26, detailing the reasons for endorsing a second term for President Donald Trump.
“We can return to the explosive job creation, rising wages, and general prosperity we had before the pandemic. We can have economic freedom and opportunity, and resist cancel culture and censorship. We can put annus horribilis, 2020, behind us and make America great again, again. We can do all this—if we make the right choice on Nov. 3,” the first lines said.
The endorsement explores six aspects of the president’s first term:
- The economic boom of the early years, including the historic record of unemployment
- His policies to improve education and strong stance against riots and critical race theory
- His strong leadership in dealing with the CCP virus pandemic
- Middle East peace treaties and an end to endless wars
- His effectiveness in getting things done and keeping his promises
- And finally, the danger to the republic if the Democratic side were to win the election
President Trump’s economic boom
Before the pandemic, unemployment was an all-time low of 3.5% nationally, something not seen for at least 50 years. Unemployment for the black community was at 6.8%, the lowest figure since 1972, the editorial details.
In the first 17 months of President Trump, 1 million more jobs were created than the unemployed.
“How did President Trump do it? First, by trusting the free market. He championed lowering the corporate tax rate to a figure more in line with the rest of the industrialized world. He cut cumbersome regulations, particularly ones rammed through as President Barack Obama was headed out the door. He streamlined the permitting process that would delay infrastructure projects by years, sometimes decades.”
President Trump’s free market, said the Post, contrasts with Biden’s progressive ideas, “A Joe Biden administration would be beholden to a socialist left that sees an opportunity to remake the nation in its vision, one more dependent on government debt.”
The editorial praised the president’s handling of illegal immigration, which has had a negative impact on the labor market, and his tough stance on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), a major international player in taking U.S. jobs.
“The U.S. has lost 3.7 million jobs to China since 2001, according to the Economic Policy Institute. And this undermining of our workers with cheap foreign labor did nothing to encourage openness and democracy in Beijing. China’s authoritarianism has only grown worse with concentration camps for Uighurs, crackdowns in Hong Kong, and the shuttering of independent churches.”
If Biden were to win, he would surely open the borders and normalize relations with the CCP, the Post said.
The editorial mentions “school choice,” an initiative President Trump has pushed to allow students from low-income communities attend partially subsidized schools to receive a better education, something that benefits the black community as well.
It also praises the president’s attitude that has challenged the left and mainstream media that tries to portray America and its culture as a racist nation and his harsh criticism of the Democratic cities that have let the riots destroy everything without setting any limits.
With regard to President Trump’s response to the CCP Virus, the Post made a clear difference from the narrative the Democrats have promoted: His anticipated closure of the borders with China and Europe did save lives. In addition, Biden would again close the country and implement lockdown measures even though the virus has been fatal predominately in people over 65 and with pre-existing conditions.
Middle East peace treaties and endless wars
President Trump has proven himself to be a man who seeks to avoid war whenever possible and to show determination when the situation demands it.
Under his leadership, his administration has so far achieved peace treaties between Israel and three Muslim nations: Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain. With them, the Jewish nation and the Muslims have resumed diplomatic and trade relations. Last week, the first United Arab Emirates commercial flight landed in Israel. The prospect of more Muslim nations joining is a good indication for the end of conflicts in the region.
“As promised, Trump has not entangled us in new foreign wars, and has been pulling us out of the old ones. He cajoled Mexico to handle immigration caravans from Central America, and successfully pushed NATO allies to pay more of their commitments. When journalists write that the United States has ‘lost its standing in the world,’ they usually mean our standing at Davos cocktail parties. For the rest of us, it’s clear that Trumpism is focused on pursuing what’s best for our country,” the Post wrote.
The Post dismissed how “unpresidential” Trump is, noting that it is his actions rather than his words that matter, something a typical politician does in reverse.
“The question is what matters more: words or actions? The media are enormously fixated on Trump’s tweets and extemporaneous remarks, never learning the lesson that most of the time, he is just riffing. In endorsing him, we’re choosing to focus on President Trump’s actions and accomplishments. He has kept his promises,” the editorial said.
The Post ended its endorsement by warning readers of the dangers of the extreme left, people like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her squad, destroying any remnants of moderate policies left to Joe Biden and turning the country around with congressional help toward socialism.
“President Trump will not be looking to remake the country. He will trust that America will, given support but not interference, bounce back. He will, in short, not get in the way. Re-electing him is the best choice for the United States,” the article concluded.