Pro-Trump New York Post abandons president and urges him to ‘give it up’

Pro-Trump New York Post abandons president and urges him to ‘give it up’

The New York Post, which has been one of the staunchest supporters of Donald Trump throughout his entire presidency has finally turned on the president and urged him to accept that he lost the election.

Since losing the election to Joe Biden in November, Trump has not directly acknowledged that lost the vote and has instead gone on a crusade of conspiracy theories and misinformation in a vague attempt of overthrowing the results.

So far, all his legal cases have either been dismissed or come up short and many notable US conservatives and allies of Trump have either pointed out the inaccuracies of some of his claims or told him to admit that he lost.

In an opinion piece published and written by the Post on Sunday evening, the paper, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch tells Trump to ‘Stop the insanity’ adding ‘You lost the election - here’s how to save your legacy.'

The piece asks Trump to give up his ‘undemocratic coup’ and that it was ‘time to end this dark charade.’ It does add that it believes Trump had every right to challenge the results but it was now time to move on.

The piece singles out Sidney Powell and Michael Flynn, two controversial figures that Trump has recently aligned himself with, who have spread conspiracies and encouraged the president to implement martial law, telling him that it was ‘shameful’ that he would listen to their advice.

The post also advises Trump to use his final days in office to help Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to win their runoff elections in Georgia in January and secure a Republican senate.

The piece ends on this telling point: “If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered. Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”

Given that the Post, which was the first publication to run the controversial story on Hunter Biden are now telling Trump to come down from his perch it would signal that his attempts to stay in power is winning less and less support and people are hardly surprised.

Trump is let to acknowledge the New York Post’s piece on him but it is becoming increasingly clear that he is losing options and more importantly supporters.

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