NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Observer has endorsed Donald Trump as its choice among Republicans in the upcoming primary.
“Donald Trump is the father-in-law of the Observer’s publisher. That is not a reason to endorse him. Giving millions of disillusioned Americans a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity is,” the editorial begins.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2's 1/27 Thursday Afternoon Forecast
“The media’s enthusiastic embrace of the Obama narrative — that America should be willing to accept a dimmer future has blinded it to the appeal of the Trump candidacy, and of an alternative, more compelling narrative,” it continues. “Throughout his career, Donald Trump has demonstrated real leadership.”
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In endorsing Trump, the Observer editorial says GOP rival Ted Cruz “may be the most disliked person ever to sit in the United States Senate. And we are still wondering if his ‘New York values’ comment was a veiled embrace of anti-Semitism.”
Of John Kasich, the Observer wrote that “his inability to gain traction with voters suggests that his candidacy is little more than a placeholder for someone the media hopes to anoint-other than Mr. Trump.”MORE NEWS: Remembering Officer Rivera: Wake Today For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
The endorsement comes as the New York Daily News published their editorial backing Hillary Clinton for president.