What would the daily news under President Donald Trump look like? The Boston Globe imagines a screaming “Deportations to begin” headline in a fake issue designed as a critique of the GOP presidential front-runner. 

“Markets sink as trade war looms”; “U.S. soldiers refuse orders to kill ISIS families,” other headlines read.

{mosads}The satirical front page was part of a scathing piece from the newspaper’s editorial board, calling the business tycoon’s vision for the nation’s future “deeply disturbing” and “un-American.” 

“It is easy to find historical antecedents. The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet,” reads the editorial. 

“And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House.” 

The critique of Trump slams him for comments he has made about riots at the Republican convention if he doesn’t win the nomination and his calls for opening up libel laws to punish critics and shut off Muslim immigration to the U.S.

“The toxic mix of violent intimidation, hostility to criticism, and explicit scapegoating of minorities shows a political movement is taking hold in America,” the editorial reads. “If Trump were a politician running such a campaign in a foreign country right now, the US State Department would probably be condemning him.” 

It encourages Republicans to put up “every legitimate roadblock” to Trump securing the nomination and asks them not to “settle” for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a candidate they say may be “more dangerous” than the front-runner. 

“The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man, like Romney or Ryan, elected on the convention floor.”

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