The Wall Street Journal on Monday published an editorial in which President Trump is effectively accused of sabotaging Republicans ‘chances of winning the Senate of Georgia with his insistence on $ 2,000 stimulus checks, calling it a’ contribution in kind to minority leaders Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden ‘.
Why it matters: This is another sharp criticism of a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch – co-chairman of Fox Corp and executive chairman of News Corp – which comes one day after the New York Post said Trump was cheering for a undemocratic coup with his efforts to reverse the election he lost.
What they say: “Senate Republicans are opposed to the $ 2,000 for these sound reasons, but Mr. Trump put it in a political place. Democrats immediately joined Mr. Trump’s call for the $ 2,000, and on Monday they the larger amount passed through the House, 275-134. “wrote the WSJ editorial staff.
- “That leaves Mr McConnell with a loud call to ban a vote while Democrats in TV ads in Georgia break away from the positions of the GOP David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Or he can hold a vote, which the GOP caucus will divide and upset fiscally conservative voters. “
- “According to Trump, Trump is angry about his defeat in the election, and he is blowing out someone who will not allow his hopeless campaign to stop it … Trump’s narcissism is not news. But if Republicans have the two Georgia seats and their majority, Republicans across the country need to know Mr. Thank Trump for their 2021 tax increase. ‘
The whole picture: The Journal has not endorsed a presidential candidate since 1928, but the newspaper’s editorial staff – along with other media outlets in Murdoch such as Fox News and the New York Post – have traditionally been favorable to Trump.
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