The New York Times editorial board is calling on Americans to head to the ballot box in November and vote President Donald Trump out of office.
In a scathing article published by the editorial board on Friday, “End Our National Crisis: The Case Against Donald Trump,” they warned Americans another four years of the president would be catastrophic for the nation.
“Donald Trump’s re-election campaign poses the greatest threat to American democracy since World War II,” the article reads.
They noted the publication has “called out his racism and his xenophobia.”
The editorial board made it clear they have advised his political opponents to “focus their outrage on defeating him at the ballot box.”
They reminded Americans, “The resilience of American democracy has been sorely tested by Mr. Trump’s first term. Four more years would be worse.”
The authors argued Trump has launched attacks on the integrity of elections.
They stressed Trump will challenge the results of the election if he loses “in the courts or even on the streets.”
The editorial board called Trump the “nation’s most pressing problem” and a “racist demagogue.”
The writers criticized Trump’s response to climate change, his immigration policy, his motives to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, his support of corporations, his relationships with foreign leaders, and his failure to lead the nation through the coronavirus pandemic.
They accused Trump of failing to condemn violence and white supremacy.
The editorial board claimed Trump has repeatedly directed administration officials not to testify before Congress or provide notable documents including the president’s tax returns.
They recognized Trump’s attacks on mail-in ballots.
According to the editorial board, Trump has made more catastrophic decisions than other modern presidents including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush.
“Mr. Trump is a man of no integrity. He has repeatedly violated his oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” they wrote.
The authors went on, “Now, in this moment of peril, it falls to the American people — even those who would prefer a Republican president — to preserve, protect and defend the United States by voting.”