New York City is home to one of the world’s largest Muslim communities.
But the Times published an op-ed in which it labeled the Republican presidential candidate as “the last, best hope” of defeating the Islamic State.
In a headline that reads, “The last hope,” the Times said that Trump’s “campaign, his ideas, and his rhetoric have only increased the threat of a homegrown Islamic extremist attack.”
The paper added, “A year ago, the idea that the U.S. could defeat the Islamic extremist threat would have seemed outlandish.”
But since then, Trump has doubled down on his calls to “build a wall” along the U, S. border, doubled down again in October, and even launched a “Muslim registry.”
While the Times article made it seem like Trump is the last hope for America, the paper’s endorsement of Trump also shows that the media is far from having a monopoly on bigotry.
The New Yorker, which also endorsed Trump in September, has called for the removal of all Syrian refugees.
The Times editorial board said Trump is “not a candidate who can win this election.”
The editorial board went on to say that the American people should “vote for whoever you want.”
The American Civil Liberties Union has also endorsed the New York candidate.
The Trump campaign has not yet responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
In October, the Times also praised former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke for his role in stopping President Barack Obama from being reelected.
“Mr. Duke’s campaign for president in 2000 led to a U.N. vote that effectively banned Mr. Obama from office for eight years, a reversal of a U,S.
Supreme Court decision,” the paper wrote.
Duke, who is now running for U..
S.-based Senate in Louisiana, said in a statement that the Times endorsement is a “complete and total political victory for Donald Trump and the Ku Klux Klansman, David Duke.”
But in the same statement, the editorial board added that the Trump campaign “should be embarrassed” that they are now in “debate” with Duke.
The editorial called on Trump to “reject David Duke’s endorsement and disavow his views.”