Major Reason Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Endorsed Trump? The Economy

November 2nd, 2020 10:41 AM

The election is tomorrow, and President Donald Trump just notched an unprecedented endorsement from an historically liberal newspaper for his handling of the economy in the key swing state of Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board officially endorsed Trump. The newspaper had not endorsed a single Republican for president since 1972. That’s 48 years ago. The Editorial Board wrote: “Under Donald Trump the economy, pre-COVID, boomed, like no time since the 1950s. Look at your 401(k) over the past three years. Unemployment for Black Americans is lower than it has ever been, under any president of either party.” On trade, The Editorial Board said that Trump “has put America first, just as he said he would.” In a complete rebuke to Democrats, the newspaper said that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s economic plan was filled with “Cuckoo California dreams.” [Emphasis added.]

The Editorial Board also noted that “Under Mr. Trump, our trade relationships have vastly improved and our trade deals have been rewritten.” It continued: “Thanks to him [Trump], middle America is on the map again and the Appalachian and hourly worker has some hope.” 

Of course, The Editorial Board couldn’t let its endorsement seem too enthusiastic for the president. That said, it still conceded: 

“Has Mr. Trump done enough for these struggling fellow citizens? No. But he recognized them. Maybe he was not articulate, but he recognized their pain.” [Emphasis added.]

But that wasn’t all the praise The Editorial Board had to offer Trump.

Under Mr. Trump the United States achieved energy independence for the first time in the lifetimes of most of us. Where would Western Pennsylvania be without the Shell Petrochemical Complex (the ‘cracker plant’)? Donald Trump is not Churchill, to be sure, but he gets things done.

By contrast, The Editorial Board expressed major concerns about the leftist economic agenda a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris administration would inflict on the country.

Specifically, the Biden-Harris ticket, according to the Post-Gazette, will impose “higher taxes and a nanny state that will bow to the bullies and the woke who would tear down history rather than learning from history and building up the country.”

Also, the Democratic ticket “offers an end to fracking and other Cuckoo California dreams that will cost the economy and the people who most need work right now. ‘Good-paying green jobs’ are probably not jobs for Pittsburgh, or Cleveland, or Toledo, or Youngstown.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News (818-460-7477), CBS News (212-975-3247) and NBC News (212- 664-6192) and demand they report on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s endorsement of President Trump for his handling of the economy on their evening broadcasts tonight.