NASHUA, N.H. (AP) – New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, the Union Leader, is the latest target of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s attacks against the news media.
Its offense? A front-page editorial Monday by publisher Joseph McQuaid declaring, “Trump campaign insults NH voters’ intelligence.”
Trump says the paper is “failing” and is calling McQuaid a “loser,” alleging the publisher has asked him for favors in the past.
In the editorial, McQuaid says New Hampshire primary voters will be smarter than to choose Trump. He writes Trump is a “crude blowhard with no clear political philosophy.”
The Union Leader has endorsed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Trump isn’t sparing Christie in his criticism of the paper, saying Christie is destroying New Jersey and has no chance of winning.