New York Post editorial board tells Trump it’s time to end the ‘undemocratic coup’ and secure his legacy by helping Republicans maintain control of the Senate

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC.

  • On Sunday, the New York Post editorial board urged President Trump to accept his election loss and focus on helping Republicans win the Georgia Senate runoff races. 
  • The Post’s editorial board wrote that Trump had every right to investigate the election results, but since his lawsuits haven’t proved fruitful, it was time to move on.
  • The board said that Trump’s continued focus on overturning the election results amounted to an “undemocratic coup.” 
  • “We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous,” the editorial board wrote. 
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The New York Post, which has long been one of President Donald Trump’s biggest supporters, is urging the president to accept his election loss and focus on helping Republicans maintain control of the Senate. 

In an editorial published Sunday night, the editorial board wrote that Trump’s continued focus on overturning the election results amounts to an “undemocratic coup,” and it was “time to end this dark charade.” 

While the editorial board said Trump “had every right” to challenge the election results, since no widespread fraud was uncovered, it’s time to move on.

“We understand, Mr. President, that you’re angry that you lost. But to continue down this road is ruinous,” the editorial board wrote. “We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”

The editorial board said the president should use his “considerable charm and influence” to help Republicans win the two runoff races in Georgia, which will decide which party controls the US Senate. 

“If Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler win, they will prevent Biden from rolling back what you have accomplished. A Republican Senate can pressure Biden against returning to the old, failed Iran deal, can stop him from throwing open our southern border, will prevent him from packing the court,” the editorial board wrote. 

“Securing the Senate means securing your legacy,” the board added. 

The editorial board finished their letter to Trump with a warning: “If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered. Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”

 

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended the 23-year-old paramedic whose OnlyFans account was doxxed by the New York Post

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Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez defended EMT Lauren Kwei by arguing the actual scandal was ‘medics in the United States need two jobs to survive.’

  • In a Tuesday tweet, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended a 23-year-old EMT whose OnlyFans account was doxxed by the New York Post.
  • An article by the Post, titled “NYC medic helped ‘make ends meet’ with racy OnlyFans side gig,” centers on Lauren Kwei, a 23-year-old EMT based in New York, who made the account to supplement her income amid the ongoing pandemic.
  • Kwei, however, said she did not consent to the Post running the story about her, nor did she consent to them using her full name.
  • Ocasio-Cortez said the undue shaming on Kwei for her OnlyFans account should instead be shifted on the federal government for delaying financial aid to Americans.
  • “Sex work is work,” she wrote in the tweet. “The federal [government] has done almost nothing to help people in months. We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc.”
  • “Keep the focus of shame there, not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help,” she continued.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended in a Tuesday tweet the New York paramedic whose OnlyFans account was doxxed by the New York Post.

An article titled “NYC medic helped ‘make ends meet’ with racy OnlyFans side gig” centers on Lauren Kwei, a 23-year-old EMT based in New York, who made an OnlyFans account to supplement her income in the wake of the economic fallout caused by the pandemic.

However, Kwei said she did not consent to have her story shared by the Post, “much less use my name,” she wrote in a Facebook post on Monday.

In the Facebook post, Kwei said she spoke to New York Post journalist Dean Balsamini under the impression that he was getting her side of the story after the publication was tipped about her side gig, and said: “he did not include in his article that I started crying on the phone when he finally did tell me what he was inquiring about.”

“I know my actions have consequences, and I know some of you think I was naive,” Kwei wrote. “I truly believe whoever ‘tipped’ the post does not know me personally because anyone who knows me knows the kind of person I am.”

The New York congresswoman also chimed in to support Kwei on Monday, condemning the New York Post for publishing the story.

“Leave her alone,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “The actual scandalous headline here is ‘Medics in the United States need two jobs to survive.'”

On Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez wrote a follow-up tweet arguing that the unwarranted shaming of Kwei for her OnlyFans account should instead be shifted onto the federal government for delaying financial aid to Americans amid the ongoing pandemic.

“Sex work is work,” she wrote. “The federal [government] has done almost nothing to help people in months. We must pass stimulus checks, UI, small biz relief, hospital funding, etc.”

“Keep the focus of shame there, not on marginalizing people surviving a pandemic without help,” she continued.

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