The column read, “We’re here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who we’re not endorsing, Donald Trump. Because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump.”
The writers of this well-known paper in Orlando did not hold anything back on how they felt about the president. They claimed after three years, the editorial board has seen enough. They said, “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.”
Now, everyone has a right to free speech and freedom of the press, but how far can a person or the newspaper go is unknown. If they were looking to stir up a crowd, well, they did not stop with the president.
They attacked the ones who voted for the president by saying, “Trump’s capacity for lying isn’t the surprise here. Though the frequency is. It’s the tolerance so many Americans have for it.”
Massive crowds lined up outside the Amway Center beginning early Monday afternoon for the kickoff rally which started at 8 pm EST. Tuesday morning, President Trump sent out a tweet talking about the crowds, and he complained about how the “Fake News” does not do enough to cover the Republican support and the support for him saying, “Republican enthusiasm is at an all-time high. Look what is going on in Orlando, Florida, right now! People have never seen anything like it (unless you play the guitar). Going to be wild.”
The “Orlando Sentinel” claim the people of Florida are tired of Trump supporters, and they are tired of Trump. They showed their exhaustion in this statement, “The nation must endure another 1½ years of Trump. But it needn’t suffer another four beyond that. We can do better. We have to do better.”
The newspaper has put down every single thing the president has done, and they claim, they speak for everyone else. Here is the deal, they do not. There is a large number of people who support the president, and if ever there was a more attacked president, it would be surprising.
The paper pretty much called the president Trump a liar with this statement, “There was a time when even a single lie, a phony college degree, a bogus work history, would doom a politician’s career. Not so for Trump, who claimed in 2017 that he lost the popular vote because millions of people voted illegally (they didn’t). In 2018 he said North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat (it is). And in 2019 he said windmills cause cancer (they don’t). Just last week he claimed the media fabricated unfavorable results from his campaign’s internal polling (it didn’t).”
They attacked one of the posts the president tweeted at the beginning of the month about boycotting AT&T and CNN. Trump Tweeted on June 3, “I believe that if people stopped using or subscribing to @ATT, they would be forced to make big changes at @CNN, which is dying in the ratings anyway. It is so unfair with such bad, Fake News! Why wouldn’t they act? When the World watches @CNN, it gets a false picture of the USA. Sad!”
The Orlando Sentinel wrote, “Trump insults political opponents and national heroes alike with middle-school taunts. He demonstrates no capacity for empathy or remorse. He misuses his office to punish opponents, as when he recently called for a boycott of AT&T to get even with his least favorite media outlet, CNN.”
It is amazing how much hatred comes out of not the editor themselves but the entire newspaper staff. Journalism should be telling a story and letting people decide for themselves what to believe.
It almost sounds like the same people who cried on television are the ones who wrote the newspaper column.