Utah’s Oldest Paper DEMANDS Trump Drop Out Of Race In Scathing Must-Read Editorial

As the Deseret News said on Saturday, they haven’t endorsed a candidate in 80 years, but they made it clear who shouldn’t be president in a damning editorial Trump supporters are going to hate.

“We are neutral on matters of partisan politics,” the editorial began. “We do, however, feel a duty to speak clearly on issues that affect the well-being and morals of the nation. Accordingly, today we call on Donald Trump to step down from his pursuit of the American presidency.”

Unlike some evangelical conservative “Christian” leaders like Tony Perkins and Ralph Reed, who still support Trump even after his lewd comments about groping women dropped like a bombshell on Friday, the Mormon-owned newspaper roundly condemned Trump and called for him to resign his candidacy, citing his lack of character.

The idea that women secretly welcome the unbridled and aggressive sexual advances of powerful men has led to the mistreatment, sorrow and subjugation of countless women for far too much of human history.

The notion that strength emanates from harsh, divisive and unbending rhetorical flourish mistakenly equates leadership with craven intimidation.

The belief that the party and the platform matter more than the character of the candidate ignores the wisdom of the ages that, “when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” (Proverbs

The editorial pointed to Trump’s history of making misogynistic comments about women and said that Trump has failed time and time again to demonstrate the “ethical behavior” that presidents need to govern a nation with compassion, understanding, and respect. And then the editorial took aim at Trump’s supporters.

In the face of these revelations, it is disheartening to see otherwise decent individuals now attempting to defend Trump’s talk, dismissing it as mere “locker room” bravado. At the time of the audio recording, Trump was not a hormonal teenage athlete, but rather a 60-year-old husband of an expectant mother and the father of four children.

America’s locker rooms deserve better.

The Deseret News concluded by calling on Trump to resign but if he doesn’t, Americans need to stand against him in November.

This is one of those rare moments where it is necessary to take a clear stand against the hucksterism, misogyny, narcissism and latent despotism that infect the Trump campaign even as we hope for a more auspicious future of liberty, prosperity and peace for the nation.

And it looks like the people will have to take that stand in November because Donald Trump has vowed to stay in the race. Let’s just hope voters reject him by a landslide so that Republicans are never stupid enough to nominate someone like him ever again.


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