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John Avlon: How The Daily Beast Will Stand Up to President Donald Trump

From The Daily Beast:

In 1960, after John F. Kennedy narrowly defeated Richard Nixon, staunch Hollywood conservative John Wayne declared, “I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my president and I hope he does a good job.”

In 2008, after President Obama was elected, right-wing talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh declared, “I hope he fails.”

At The Daily Beast, we count ourselves in the John Wayne camp.

We were early, principled, and unapologetic opponents of Donald Trump’s divisive and demagogic campaign.

But if he is our next president, we will not question his legitimacy or hope he fails.

Instead, we will count ourselves members of the loyal opposition—loyal to the United States of America and opposed to the policies proposed by the president-elect during his campaign. And we will reflect on what has led so many of our fellow Americans to embrace such a messenger.

Read John’s entire column here.

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