Posted September 11, 2018 07:00:22The New York Post columnist Michelle Goldberg is taking aim at the Trump campaign and President Donald Trump.
The Post published an article last month in which she wrote that she was “disgusted” with the campaign’s portrayal of its presidential nominee.
“I find it hard to believe that anyone in the Trump camp is genuinely horrified by the president’s rhetoric and policies,” Goldberg wrote.
“In fact, the campaign seems to be an allusion to the Republican Party’s own caricature of a hyper-aggressive, overreaching, self-righteous, and sometimes even racist, white nationalist.”
She added: “I’ve also noticed that, at times, the Trump team seems to portray its surrogates in a particularly un-Trump way, as if their views were merely the opinions of a minority of the American public.”
Goldberg said she found the campaign campaign’s depiction of Trump “disheartening” and “insulting” and was concerned that the president had taken a “self-righteous stance on racism and sexism.”
She said that her concern for the campaign stemmed from the campaign having hired former CNN commentator Van Jones as a senior adviser.
Jones is a Trump surrogate who has expressed support for the candidate, but Goldberg said he was not necessarily part of the team.
“He’s a good guy, but he has been a cheerleader for Trump in the past, too,” Goldberg said.
“I think it’s important that we take that into account, and I think that he’s a very smart, smart guy who has been very vocal about how he believes things and how he’s going to be the Trump of the future.”
Goldstein also said she was worried that the campaign was attempting to make its own history by attacking Goldsmith.
“They want to paint this as a ‘white, middle-class, Republican’ campaign, but the truth is that it is the political party of Trump, not the Republican party,” Goldberg continued.
“It’s a mirror image of the Republican establishment.
They are the party that is supposed to represent working-class whites and working-people, and they are the ones that have supported him for a very long time.”
Goldsmith has not responded to a request for comment.