If anyone thought the New York Times might start going soft on Donald Trump as a result of the threatening meeting he held with them after election day, it appears the paper of record has no intention of doing so. In fact the New York Times Editorial Board is now condemning Trump for spewing what it calls “nonsense” with regard to the U.S. intelligence community.
In a new piece titled “Donald Trump Casts Intelligence Aside,” the NYT Editorial Board starts off by asking the following question: “What plausible reason could Donald Trump have for trying so hard to discredit America’s intelligence agencies and their finding that Russia interfered in the presidential election?” It goes on to blame Trump’s anti-intelligence babbling on a mixture of “ego” and other factors, while slamming him for refusing to participate in daily intelligence briefings.
The Editorial Board concludes by pointing out that even if Donald Trump does ever get his act together, he may have already irrevocably harmed his ability to do the job – as at this point, Americans wouldn’t believe Trump even if he did turn around and tell them that the intelligence community had warned him of imminent danger. Read the full takedown.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report