New York Times has just endorced Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, and I will say there is no surprise in this. In case we have forgotten, the biggest shareholder of the NYT is Calors Slim, the richest man in Mexico.
There is no way the Times would not have endorced Clinton after Donald Trump’s promise to build a yuge wall between the US and Mexico if elected president. As it stands, the biggest weapon Mexico has in its fight against Donald Trump is the New York Times.
The truth is that the chief stewards of the New York Times, the Sulzberger family, cannot afford to antagonise its biggest backer, Calors Slim, who even though he is the biggest shareholder, has left them as publishers of the paper. The Sulzberger Clan own most of the voting shares while Slim owns most of the ordinary shares.
Trump used to like the New York Times (remember he is a New Yorker). In fact, in his famous book The Art Of The Deal, he called the paper the most influential institution in the world. But these days, he has dubbed them the ‘failing New York Times’.
The relationship between Trump and the NYT has never been so poor, as the paper has been unabashedly pro Clinton, which he as a fe0llow New Yorker like Clinton, must consider a bit ‘unfair’. But things may turn around after the election. Remember when Trump used to quarrel with Rupert Murdoch and Fox?
But all that will ultimartely depend on whether Trump goes on to build the wall if he becomes President Trump after November.
If that happens, expect the Mexicans to use the New York Times as their arrowhead against Trump. Expect the NYT to commission investigations aimed at bringing Trump down, even after the Clinton camp must haved dismantled itself in the event if a Trump victory.
The New York Times not the Democratic Party, will essemtially become the arrowhead of the opposition to a President Trump in that event, fired on by the patriotic interests of Mexico’s Calors Slim. His countrymen would expect him to use his ownership of one of America’s premier papers whos- published words influence millions of Americans- to protect them.
That is the reason New York Times is preparing an incisive report on Trump to be published tomorow. That is why they have called him the worst candidate of a major party in history. A lot more is at play here than staple liberal politics.