Trump is a threat to the U.S. republic: Washington Post

The daily points out that his campaign is based on bigotry, ignorance, and resentment.

The Post points out that both Trump and Clinton are unpopular, but he is dangerous. (Photo: SPECIAL)
English 11/07/2016 17:01 Newsroom Actualizada 17:01
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The Washington Post gave another blow to the campaign of Republican hopeful Donald Trump, saying that while both candidates from the main parties are extremely unpopular, he represents a massive threat to the United States' republic.

"Mr. Trump... has waged a campaign based on bigotry, ignorance and resentment. He has no experience as a public servant, and his private record of bankruptcies and exploitation should be disqualifying. He regularly circulates falsehoods. He has no dis­cern­ible interest in or knowledge of policy," expressed an opinion piece on the Post.

"Just in recent days, Mr. Trump tweeted out an anti-Semitic image circulating on neo-Nazi websites and attacked the media for reporting as much. He called one sitting senator a loser and threatened another while proving that he lacks even a passing familiarity with the Constitution. He praised one of the most vile dictators of the 20th century."

The daily also pointed out that "to equate the two candidates as indistinguishably unqualified products of a rigged or failed system only feeds public cynicism while blurring distinctions that should not be blurred. Ms. (Hillary) Clinton is a politician, long in the arena, whom you may or may not support. Mr. Trump is a danger to the republic."

The newspaper did not, anyway, fully praised Clinton and only said that "Ms. Clinton is well within established bounds of competence, knowledge, commitment and integrity. She is not a dumpster candidate."

"Ms. Clinton is a knowledgeable politician who has been vetted many times over. She understands and respects the U.S. Constitution. She knows policy. She can cite accomplishments in the public interest, such as pressing through an important children’s health insurance program during her husband’s administration," added the Post.

"Those Republicans with enough self-respect to be mortified by the man their party is about to nominate continually hold out hope for some magical transformation. Yet even if Mr. Trump flipped his agenda — not a problem for a man with almost no fixed beliefs — he would still be the candidate who mocked a disabled reporter, proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States, attacked a judge based on his ethnicity, celebrated violence at his rallies, demeaned women and promised to round up and deport 11 million undocumented immigrants.

"He would still be the candidate who vaulted to political prominence with race-based attacks on the incumbent president and launched his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists," added the piece.

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