The New York Post has officially endorsed Donald Trump in the GOP primary race.
They announced the endorsement late Thursday night, defending it in an editorial:
Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned. Yet the promise is clearly there in the rookie who is, after all, leading the field as the finals near. 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.
… No, pulling US troops out of Japan and South Korea — and pushing both countries to go nuclear to defend themselves — is not remotely a good idea. American commitments may need rethinking — but careful rethinking. Yes, controlling the border is one of Washington’s fundamental duties — but “Build the Wall” is far too simplistic a policy for a nation of immigrants. By all means, get the best trade deals for America — but remember that trade means cheaper goods for the less well-off, and challenge US industries to improve. Trump’s language, too, has too often been amateurish, divisive — and downright coarse. But what else to expect from someone who’s never been a professional politician and reflects common-man passions?
…Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message. 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. He has the potential — the skills, the know-how, the values — to live up to his campaign slogan: to make America great again. For those reasons, The Post today endorses Donald Trump in the GOP primary.
So there you have it. The NY Post is officially on the Trump Train….