The New York Post, which had endorsed President Donald Trump, urged him in an op-ed on Sunday to finally accept his decisive defeat against President-elect Joe Biden instead of constantly trying to steal the election with bogus lawsuits and lies about voter fraud.
The Post, owned by Trump media ally Rupert Murdoch, told the President that he was “cheering for an undemocratic coup” and that “it’s time to end this dark charade.”
“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost,” the paper’s board wrote. “But to continue down this road is ruinous.”
They took aim at the enablers who have peddled absurd conspiracy theories about voter fraud while encouraging Trump to continue his futile crusade against the election results.
“Sidney Powell is a crazy person,” the board asserted. “Michael Flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason. It is shameful.”
The board also warned that Trump was putting Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue’s (R-GA) reelection prospects, which will determine whether the GOP will keep the Senate, in jeopardy.
“You should use your considerable charm and influence to support the Georgia candidates, mobilizing your voters for them. Focus on their success, not your own grievances, as we head into the final week,” the board wrote. “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.”