With the New York primary looming on Tuesday, the New York Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has made an endorsement that caught many observers by surprise. USA Today reports that the paper came out with an endorsement of Donald Trump.
The endorsement comes amid a bitter feud between Trump and another Murdoch-owned operation, the Fox News Channel, which has been warring with the GOP front-runner virtually throughout the primary season.
USA Today notes that the New York Observer has also endorsed Trump.
“The Post described the Republican front-runner as a true New Yorker, a common-sense businessman who is inexperienced in politics yet inspiring. A ‘rookie candidate’ with his fair share of missteps, but also a potential that outweighs those campaign blunders,” USA Today reports, adding: “That potential will become more apparent, the paper predicted, if the GOP gives him a chance.”
The Post adds: “Should he win the nomination, we expect Trump to pivot — not just on the issues, but in his manner. The post-pivot Trump needs to be more presidential: better informed on policy, more self-disciplined and less thin-skinned.”