In fact the only interesting thing about the endorsement is how transparent the paper is in its opinion that Trump will have to change significantly to be a worthwhile candidate. “Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner,” the post reads. “The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.”
So he needs to become someone who isn’t Trump.
The post goes on to laud Trump as “an imperfect messenger carrying a vital message,” an unclear compliment that could be an indication of any number of things, including:
- The Post supports temporarily banning Muslims from entering the country.
- The Post agrees that women who have abortions should be punished.
- The Post supports building a wall to deter illegal immigrants from entering the country.
- The Post supports lusting after one’s own daughter.
I could go on, but I won’t, because truly, nothing matters.