On Thursday, The New York Post endorsed GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
The editorial board wrote, in part:
Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned...
Trump has electrified the public, drawing millions of new voters to the polls and inspiring people who’d given up on ever again having a candidate who’d fight for them...
In the general election, we’d expect Trump to stay true to his voters — while reaching out to those he hasn’t won yet.
Trump is now an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message. But he reflects the best of “New York values” — and offers the best hope for all Americans who rightly feel betrayed by the political class.
Following the endorsement, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, shared the news via Twitter:
While the Post might be on the 'Make America Great Again' bandwagon now, 5 covers they've released on Trump within the last year don't paint him in a very favorable light.
1. July 19, 2015:
2. September 17, 2015:
3. January 20, 2016:
4. March 4, 2016:
5. March 27, 2016:
Maybe the Post editors looked at the pool of candidates and felt Trump was the only one with a fighting chance. Whatever the case is, their action is a little confusing in light of the way they've been pretty tough on The Donald until now.