Politico’s New CEO Invited Executives To ‘Pray’ For Trump’s Re-Election
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September 6, 2022

With CNN taking a rightward turn, Politico seems to be right behind the network after it was revealed that the new German owner of the outlet, Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner, sent an email to his executives asking if they should meet up to pray for Donald Trump's re-election.

According to The Washington Post, just weeks before the 2020 election, he sent a message to his closest executives that read, "Do we all want to get together for an hour in the morning on November 3 and pray that Donald Trump will again become President of the United States of America?"

Döpfner initially denied sending the email. "That's intrinsically false," he said. "That doesn't exist. It has never been sent and has never been even imagined."

Via the Post:

When shown a printout of the text, Döpfner allowed a glimmer of recognition. It's possible, he said, that he may have sent the email "as an ironic, provocative statement in the circle of people that hate Donald Trump" because that's exactly the kind of ironic, provocative thing that Döpfner, a garrulous and enthusiastic texter, likes to do.

"That is me," he said. "That could be."

So, he's a liar who claims to be a Christian. Yup, sounds like a Republican to me.

But Döpfner went on to argue that Trump had made the right moves on five of what he deemed the six most important issues of the last half century — "defending the free democracies" against Russia and China, pushing NATO allies to up their contributions, "tax reforms," and Middle East peace efforts, as well as challenging tech monopolies — if falling short, he implied, on climate change.

"No American administration in the last 50 years has done more," Döpfner concluded.

It really is a cult that encompasses all categories of people. Politico has always been a garbage outlet, but now at least they can inadvertently admit it with its new CEO.

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