ALERT -- Establishment Moves to Derail Trump Presidential Campaign
According to the largest newspaper in the caucus state of Iowa Donald Trump should back out of the presidential race and allow more “qualified candidates” to take the lead.
The Des Moines Register editorial board believes Trump’s criticism of establishment stalwart John McCain and his unvarnished remarks on illegal immigration have made him “wholly unqualified to sit in the White House.”
“If he had not already disqualified himself through his attempts to demonize immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, he certainly did so by questioning the war record of John McCain, the Republican senator from Arizona,” the newspaper argues.
The presence of Donald Trump threatens “the manner in which we choose our nominees for president,” in other words the way the political elite in America choose nominees.
“By using his considerable wealth, his celebrity status, and his mouth to draw attention to himself, rather than to raise awareness of the issues facing America, he has coarsened our political dialogue and cheapened the electoral process.”
Unlike contenders Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, Trump has not taken campaign money from Goldman Sachs and Wall Street. Bush and Clinton are “viewed across Wall Street as centrists who could cool some of the scorching anti-banker rhetoric and policies emanating from the Elizabeth Warren wing on the left and the tea party movement on the right” and, more recently, from Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders.
Establishment politicians vying for the candidacy are now stepping out of Trump’s shadow to level criticism. A number of them have tweeted their disapproval: