Pittsburgh Post Gazette newspaper endorses Trump for allegedly flawed reasons.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette newspaper endorses Trump for allegedly flawed reasons.

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Donald Trump

The Editorial Board of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, October 31, 2020, endorsed Donald Trump to continue being the president of the United States in the article titled:

The man and the record

They listed a lot of reasons for their endorsement but almost all were, allegedly, false when fact checking their claims.  Following are some major reasons they listed:

“Under Donald Trump the economy, pre-COVID, boomed, like no time since the 1950s.”

WRONG: “… growth in Trump’s initial three years in office was 2.5 percent — barely above Obama and well below the growth under the Clinton, Reagan and Johnson administrations.”

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“Unemployment for Black Americans is lower than it has ever been, under any president of either party.”

Wrong:  Under Obama the black unemployment rate started at 12.7% and slowly improved down to 7.5% which equals 5.2% improvement.  Trump’s administration kept this improvement going from 7.5% down to 5.4% which equals a 2.1% improvement, less than half as the Obama administration accomplished.

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“Under Mr. Trump, our trade relationships have vastly improved and our trade deals have been rewritten.”

Wrong: “President Donald Trump is painting a false picture of a U.S. economy unaffected by his trade war with China and other countries.”

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“He has put America first, just as he said he would.”

Wrong: “Instead of putting America first, he has put Donald first.”

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“He also kept his promise to appoint originalists to the Supreme Court of the United States. His third appointment, Amy Coney Barrett, is the best of all — a jurist whose mind and character and scholarship ARE first class.”

Wrong:  “… the nation now suffers a president, a Senate and a Supreme Court that do not represent the views or wishes of a majority of our people.”

“We may soon learn whether Justice Barrett is the independent jurist who strictly and honorably follows the law, or whether she will bring the court into further disrepute as the American people increasingly see it as simply another partisan branch of government.”

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“Under Mr. Trump the United States achieved energy independence for the first time in the lifetimes of most of us.”

Wrong:  “It is true that in the final months of 2019, “the US gradually moved into being a net exporter of crude and products,” he said, meaning the country exports more than it imports.”

“But the US is still importing 7 million barrels per day of crude and more than a million barrels of refined products,”

“United States is not yet strictly speaking energy independent”

 

Conclusion:  If you perform an Internet search to find out if this newspaper is biased or not you should discover that it is right leaning.  From this posting example, one might also draw the conclusion that this newspaper is allegedly dishonest at a time in our history that we really need clarity and honesty.

 

 

Posted November 2, 2020

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