The New York Times Editorial Board Just Took Unprecedented Action To Stop Trump’s Tax Bill

In an unusually aggressive and proactive move, the editorial board of the New York Times today called on Americans to contact their Senators and tell them to vote no on the Republican tax reform proposal.

In its story in The Hill about the unusual move by the most respected publication in American journalism to ask people to write, tweet and reach out to their Senators, it was explained why they took over the opinion section’s account on Twitter:

“The board temporarily took over the @nytopinion Twitter account ‘to urge the Senate to reject a tax bill that hurts the middle class & the nation’s fiscal health.”

The NY Times not only asked people to help reject Trump’s plan to tax the poor and give the money to the rich, but also provided names of Senators who can be influenced, and included their phone numbers at various offices.

The series of tweets came a day after the New York Times editorialized against passage of Trump’s tax bill.

“Even by the collapsing standards of Congress,” wrote the Times editorial board, “this is astounding.”

In its tweets, the Times also made reference to Trump’s other action on Twitter Wednesday when he shared videos purporting to show violent acts by Muslims, which brought him widespread denouncement, including an angry response from the Prime Minister of the U.K.

What the New York Times is doing takes a certain amount of courage, since Trump has frequently attacked them, claiming much of what they write is “fake news,” and declaring that the national newspaper is a “failing” business (it is not, circulation is up).

Historically, the NY Times has also been considered the newspaper of the American establishment, including Wall Street and Main Street, so to go so strongly after the tax act is a sign that Trump has lost the support of people who have money, who have influence and who vote – which in the months to come could be a factor in upcoming legislative battles and certainly in future elections.

Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!


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