US President Donald Trump has been criticised on the front page of the New York Post with the editor urging him to move on from the election.
Trump lost to Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 US election.
But more than a month on from his election defeat Trump refuses to acknowledge he lost.
Just last week, he had a lawsuit dismissed to overturn the result in the state of Wisconsin.
US District Judge Brett Ludwig, a Trump appointee, ruled on December 12 that Trump’s arguments “fail as a matter of law and fact.”
He said that ruling in Trump’s favour would amount to the “most remarkable ruling in the history of this court or the federal judiciary.”
Trump continues to unfoundedly claim the election results were rigged. On January 6, Congress will certify the result.
Newspaper calls on Trump to ‘end this dark charade’
The New York Post edition on Monday called for Trump to “end this dark charade” and says he’s “cheering for an undemocratic coup”.
“We understand, Mr President, that you’re angry that you lost,” it reads.
“But to continue down this road is ruinous. We offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you: If you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive.”
The paper is referring to a Senate run-off race in Georgia on January 5. Winning it would allow Republicans to maintain control of the Senate and veto the House of Representatives which is currently held by the Democrats.
“Securing the Senate means securing your legacy,” it reads.
“You should use your considerable charm and influence to support the Georgia candidates, mobilising your voters for them. Focus on their success, not your own grievances, as we head into the final week.
“If you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it all down, that will be how you are remembered. Not as a revolutionary, but as the anarchist holding the match.”
The Post, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, endorsed Trump ahead of the election calling for him to “Make America great again, again”.
with The Associated Press
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