New York Post Tells Trump To ‘Give It Up’ And Stop Attempting To Subvert Electoral Defeat

President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House on November 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest News
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: