New Hampshire’s largest newspaper reignited its feud with Republican White House hopeful Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWATCH LIVE: Trump and Clinton face off in first debate Poll: Clinton, Trump in tight race nationally Clinton announces guests for first debate MORE late Thursday, criticizing his “decades of failure” in business.
“If you challenged Donald Trump to a game of ‘Trump: The Game,’ he’d lose,” the New Hampshire Union-Leader editorial quipped.
“After inheriting his father’s real estate empire, Trump has used crony capitalism and eminent domain to increase it. But Trump’s attempts to set up his own businesses have been striking failures.”
The scathing editorial comes just six days before New Hampshire’s primaries on Tuesday. Trump, who is polling well ahead of the rest of the GOP field in the state, is hoping for a rebound after placing second in the Iowa caucuses on Monday night.
The outspoken billionaire has repeatedly battled the Union-Leader over its coverage of him this election cycle.
He mocked the paper as “dying” under the leadership of publisher Joe McQuaid after the editorial board sharply criticized Trump’s campaign late last year. Trump also took credit when the Union-Leader was cut as a debate co-host.
The publication this week listed a string of the Republican’s high-profile busts.
“Trump Steaks lacked sizzle, Trump Ice bottled water has dried up,” the editorial said. "Trump Airlines never turned a profit, and defaulted on its loans. You can’t order a Trump and tonic because nobody makes Trump Vodka anymore.
“Trump Entertainment Resorts filed for bankruptcy in 1999. And 2004. And 2009. And 2014. Trump University closed its doors in 2011, but is still facing lawsuits for ripping off students for packaging a trumped-up self-help seminar as an actual education.”
The Union-Leader has endorsed Chris Christie in the GOP New Hampshire primary. Trump responded at the time by arguing Christie cannot win the party’s nomination and that the state of New Jersey is currently “a disaster."