The New York Post’s editorial board on Monday slammed Donald Trump over his obsession with the election results, telling the president to “stop the insanity” and accept that “you lost the election.”
The conservative newspaper’s editorial board pleaded with the president to “end this dark charade” of “cheering for an undemocratic coup” to change the 2020 election results.
While noting that the president “had every right to investigate the election” the Post added, “Let’s be clear: Those efforts have found nothing.”
“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous,” the editorial board wrote. “We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”
“If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered,” it concluded. “Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”
President-elect Joe Biden has been recognized as the winner of the 2020 election for nearly two months. The Electoral College certified Biden’s victory earlier this month, and Congress’s certification of the vote is the last step before Inauguration Day. But Trump has refused to concede to him.
Instead, the resident has promoted claims that widespread voter fraud led to Biden’s win without presenting supporting evidence. His campaign filed several lawsuits challenging the vote in battleground states that were unsuccessful.
The editorial board’s article came hours after the president tweeted, “See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow!”
Addressing Trump, the editorial board wrote, “Unfortunately, you’re obsessed with the next day, Jan. 6, when Congress will, in a pro forma action, certify the Electoral College vote.”
“Stop thinking about Jan. 6. Start thinking about Jan. 5,” it added.
Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) are running to keep their Senate seats against Democratic contenders Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The races moved to runoffs after no candidate in either race earned a majority of votes in November. If both Democrats win, the Senate will be split 50-50 with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris becoming the tie-breaking vote.