Update: This article originally said “day after rally” in the headline. The headline has been reflected that the message was delivered on the ‘day of rally’ instead.
After a week of bad polling reports, Donald Trump is set to hold a rally in Orlando that will surely got his spirits up. The rally is expected to be well attended with some supporters camping outside the building for nearly 40 hours before the event began.
The news in Orlando (which is traditionally a red part of the state), however, was not all good for the President. Today, the Editorial Board of the Orlando Sentinel penned a blistering article about Trump promising to support his opponent.
The board begins by noting that they making the declaration nearly a year and a half before the 2020 election. They write, “Because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump. After 2½ years we’ve seen enough.”
The editors continue, “Enough of the chaos, the division, the schoolyard insults, the self-aggrandizement, the corruption, and especially the lies. So many lies — from white lies to whoppers — told out of ignorance, laziness, recklessness, expediency or opportunity.”
The piece also makes note of Trump’s issues with foreign policy. “Trump has diminished our standing in the world, the editors write. “He reneges on deals, attacks allies and embraces enemies.This nation must never forget that humiliating public moment in Helsinki in 2018 when the president of the United States chose to accept Vladimir Putin’s denials of Russian interference in the 2016 election over the unanimous assessment of the American intelligence community.”
The paper then remarks that this does not necessarily mean they will support a Democrat. The Orlando Sentinel has largely been a right leaning news outlet.
The stinging rebuke to Trump closes, “The nation must endure another 1½ years of Trump. But it needn’t suffer another four beyond that.”
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