The New York Observer is a staple in Gotham City, famed for its quirky, unique stories you simply can’t find anywhere else.
Fun fact: The Observer is best known for Candace Bushnell’s column, which became the basis for HBO’s hit show “Sex and the City,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker.
Well, you can add one item to the long list of stories you can only find in the Observer: A glowing endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
This is the part where we tell you the other possible reason for this move by the paper … the man who owns it, Jared Kushner, just happens to be married to Ivanka Trump.
The paper does mention that in the endorsement, telling its readers that while, “Donald Trump is the father-in-law of the Observer’s publisher. That is not a reason to endorse him. Giving millions of disillusioned Americans a renewed sense of purpose and opportunity is.”
The incredibly positive endorsement — that has absolutely nothing to do with nepotism apparently — praises Trump for a campaign that is all about “optimism,” a “compelling narrative,” “faith and leadership.”
Sorry … we’re trying to keep a straight face as we type this.
The editorial notes that Trump has done some great things, like fixing up the city’s skating rink in Central Park, which is a terrific skating rink by the way. Everyone agrees… It’s a fantastic skating rink. There is no problem there, it’s just terrific.
The paper does mention Trump’s failures, telling its readers that, “Having tried (and sometimes failed) at our own entrepreneurial ventures, we are far more inclined to put these ventures into perspective.”
Isn’t that sweet.
Shockingly, the paper does not, however, mince words when it comes to Trump’s rival Ted Cruz.
According to the Observer, the Texas senator “may be the most disliked person ever to sit in the United States Senate.” Interestingly, no mention of Trump’s unfavorables which are even higher than Cruz’s, according to recent polls.
The endorsement ends with this little gem:
“In 1980 Ronald Reagan said, ‘The time is now for strong leadership,’ and by 1984 was able to declare, ‘It is morning again in America.’ Today, Donald Trump says it is time to make America great again. We agree.”
We don’t know whether Trump deserves all this praise. But we’re pretty sure his son-in-law won’t be sleeping on the couch tonight.