Denver Post editorial board: Trump is a “racist, misogynist megalomaniac”

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The Denver Post’s editorial board does not like Donald Trump, and they have some ideas about how to handle him. Read on for choice quotes and context.

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Donald Trump at the Western Conservative Conference 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In a piece published this weekend, the newspaper’s opinion team calls for the delegates appointed by the state Republican Party not to vote to make Trump the official GOP candidate. You must read the article for full rhetorical effect, but we’ve called out a few highlights here.

About the candidate’s qualifications:

“a racist, misogynist megalomaniac”

Regarding several other things that concerned them:

His “antipathy toward free trade;” his proposed ban on Muslim immigrants; his “demeaning comments and action toward women;” his practice of banning reporters he doesn’t like; and the violence he has encouraged at his rallies.

The editorial board also didn’t like his explanations for how and why he would build a wall on the border, although no comment on the wall plan itself.

Who’s saying all this?

The editorial board is a group of a few people who decide what opinion pieces the newspaper should publish, and what tone they should have.

One of the board’s members is the editorial page editor. The Denver Post just got a new editorial page editor, Chuck Plunkett, who used to be the newspaper’s politics editor.

This new editorial on Trump isn’t a big change in direction for the board, though. Last month, while Vincent Carroll was still opinion editor, the board published criticism of Trump.