The New York Post’s editorial board called on President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE to “start thinking” about the Georgia runoff races and to “stop thinking” about overturning the election results.
The Post promoted its editorial board’s piece, which pleaded with the president to “end this dark charade” of “cheering for an undemocratic coup” to change the 2020 election results, on the front page of its Monday paper.
The newspaper’s editorial board labeled the Georgia Senate runoff election “an enormously important moment for the next four years of our country,” as the races will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Addressing Trump, the editorial board wrote, “Unfortunately, you’re obsessed with the next day, Jan. 6, when Congress will, in a pro forma action, certify the Electoral College vote.”
The Post noted that the president “had every right to investigate the election” but added, “Let’s be clear: Those efforts have found nothing.”
“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous,” the editorial board wrote. “We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”
“Stop thinking about Jan. 6. Start thinking about Jan. 5,” it added.
The editorial board encouraged Trump to expend his resources in the Senate race to preserve his accomplishments and prevent the Democrats from having the presidency, the House and the Senate.
“Securing the Senate means securing your legacy,” the editorial board wrote. “You should use your considerable charm and influence to support the Georgia candidates, mobilizing your voters for them. Focus on their success, not your own grievances, as we head into the final week.”
“If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered,” it concluded. “Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”
President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE has been recognized as the winner of the 2020 election for nearly two months, but Trump has refused to concede to him. The Electoral College certified Biden’s victory earlier this month, and Congress’s certification of the vote is the last step before Inauguration Day.
The president instead has promoted claims that widespread voter fraud led to Biden’s win without presenting supporting evidence. His campaign filed several lawsuits challenging the vote in battleground states that were unsuccessful.
The editorial board’s article came hours after the president tweeted, “See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow!”
See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2020
Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerEleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Democrats' selective hearing on law and order issues puts everyone at risk Pelosi faces pushback over stock trade defense MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueAbrams treads carefully in relationship with Biden Stacey Abrams's shocking snub of Biden, Harris signals possible 2024 aspirations Kemp pads out campaign war chest ahead of tough reelection bid MORE (R-Ga.) are running to keep their Senate seats against Democratic contenders Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. The races moved to runoffs after no candidate in either race earned a majority of votes in November.
If either Republican wins, the GOP will retain control of the Senate. But if both Democrats win, the Senate will be split 50-50 with Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures Democrats ponder Plan B strategy to circumvent voting rights filibuster Watch: Lawmakers, activists, family members call for voting rights legislation on MLK day MORE becoming the tie-breaking vote.