New York Post endorses Trump: ‘Best hope for all Americans’

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The New York Post announced its endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Post editors made the announcement Thursday in anticipation of Tuesday’s New York primary, calling Trump “a New Yorker, born and bred.”

“Trump has electrified the public, drawing millions of new voters to the polls and inspiring people who’d given up on ever again having a candidate who’d fight for them,” the Post said.

Calling the GOP front-runner a “do-er,” the Post described Trump’s business successes and his ability to “rip through government red tape and get things done.”

“These last 10 months, he’s ripped through a different morass — the nation’s stale, insider-driven politics,” it continued.

Although, the Post did acknowledge the elephant in the room.

“Donald Trump is a rookie candidate — a potential superstar of vast promise, but making rookie mistakes,” the Post said, citing examples of policies “that seem made on the fly.” Criticism of Trump’s language was addressed as well.

“But what else to expect from someone who’s never been a professional politician and reflects common-man passions?” the Post said. “Indeed, his political incorrectness is one of his great attractions — it proves he’s not one of ‘them.'”

“Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message,” the Post concluded. “But he reflects the best of ‘New York values’ — and offers the best hope for all Americans who rightly feel betrayed by the political class.”

Response to the news was mixed on social media.

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