There was a powerful juxtaposition of Trending Topics today on Twitter. First came #KirkDouglas, with more than a few folks relieved to discover it was not because the 99-year-old actor had passed away. Rather, it was a byproduct of readers catching up on the weekend to the Oscar winner’s Sept. 19 Huffington Post essay.
Douglas’ warning about Donald Trump is amplified by the fact that the author is old enough to own memories of the German politician some have compared Trump to:
I’ve lived through the horrors of a Great Depression and two World Wars, the second of which was started by a man who promised that he would restore his country it to its former greatness.
I was 16 when that man came to power in 1933. For almost a decade before his rise he was laughed at ― not taken seriously. He was seen as a buffoon who couldn’t possibly deceive an educated, civilized population with his nationalistic, hateful rhetoric.
The “experts” dismissed him as a joke. They were wrong.
And now, as we write this item, #Hillary Clinton for President is trending, thanks to The New York Times blasting out its Sunday-print editorial endorsement of the 2016 Democratic candidate for President. The trending phrase is the NYT headline; it sits below the sub-headline ‘Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience and courage.’ In the very first paragraph, the Board stresses just how much of a cosmic disaster it perceives her opponent to be:
Our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway.
Read the rest here.
Breaking News: The Times editorial board has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Here’s why.https://t.co/6iNnG00V7R
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 24, 2016
Screen grab via: The Huffington Post