Two of the nation's major newspapers criticized Donald Trump on several fronts in editorials published Friday, with one concluding he is "a unique and present danger."
The Washington Post
calls out the Republican presidential nominee for his lack of political experience, his views, and his "ignorance."
"The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament," the editorial reads. "He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance.
"To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America's problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump's politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together."
In an editorial titled "Donald Trump's Campaign of Fear," the New York Times
argues that Trump has used scare-tactics to earn voters' support.
"Given a chance to replace the empty sloganeering and self-aggrandizement of his primary campaign with solid proposals worthy of Americans' trust, Mr. Trump made clear that he instead intends to terrify voters into supporting him, who will protect them from violence, a word that occurs over and over in his remarks," the editorial reads.
The Post also notes Trump's "erroneous" claims on things like immigration and NATO.
"What the candidate does offer is a series of prejudices and gut feelings, most of them erroneous," the Post writes. "Allies are taking advantage of the United States. Immigrants are committing crimes and stealing jobs. Muslims hate America."
The Post concludes that a President Trump would pose a threat to the Constitution.
"He doesn't know what is in the nation's founding document … Worse, he doesn't seem to care about its limitations on executive power," the editorial reads.
"We do not believe that [Democrat Hillary Clinton] (or the Libertarian and Green party candidates, for that matter) represents a threat to the Constitution. Mr. Trump is a unique and present danger."
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