The New York Post, the previously pro-Donald Trump tabloid owned by conservative billionaire Rupert Murdoch, on Friday urged supporters of the former president to look elsewhere.
The newspaper, which appears to have increasingly soured on Trump since the GOP’s poor 2022 midterm election results, called out his threat of “death & destruction” if he is indicted following an investigation into a hush-money payment to adult film actor Stormy Daniels.
“He hasn’t changed in the slightest. There is no shame,” wrote the Post’s editorial board, which said it didn’t disagree with claims that Trump faces a “biased prosecution” but slammed the former president for seeking to inspire a mob.
“Time and time again, Trump’s responses have been unhinged ... and self-defeating,” it continued, adding that “Trump is not trying to make America a better place” but just seeking “revenge.”
“You want a leader who will fight for you?” the board asked in conclusion. “Then you have to pick someone who can actually get elected. Republicans can’t throw away their shot in 2024.”