Donald Trump is the only Republican presidential candidate who can truly make America great again, The New York Observer's editorial board declared this week.

The newspaper, which is published by the casino tycoon's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, went on to argue that Trump is not just an exciting and authentic candidate, but that he is also giving hope to millions of tired and "disillusioned" Americans.

"The media and cultural elite's inability to grasp the profound alienation, anger and disillusionment of millions of Americans has fueled Mr. Trump's popularity. The media's enthusiastic embrace of the Obama narrative — that America should be willing to accept a dimmer future — has blinded it to the appeal of the Trump candidacy, and of an alternative, more compelling narrative," the editorial board wrote.

"This year, more people have turned out to vote in Republican primaries than ever before in our history. They have done so for a simple reason: They too believe that America can be great again. They have responded to Donald Trump's singular message," it added.

The Observer was hit with questions about possible conflicts of interest earlier this year when it was revealed one of its top editors, former speechwriter Ken Kurson, coauthored an address that Trump delivered in March to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

The board responded at the time to questions about its ability to report on the 2016 election objectively by promising it'd revise its guidelines for coverage.

Now, after that controversy, and after pushing conspiracy theories alleging House Speaker Paul Ryan is conspiring to steal the party's nomination at the convention later this summer, the Observer has come out with a full-throated endorsement of Donald Trump.

"[Mr.] Trump's success is the result of one thing — optimism. Mr. Trump was tapping into the pent-up desire of millions of voters to make America great again," the board wrote. "It is not merely a political slogan; it is a vision and an attitude. It depends not on 14-point proposals or an SAT-like cramming of policy details. It depends on faith and leadership. Faith that Americans have the will to craft a brighter future, and the leadership to make it happen."

For the Observer, it's not just that Trump has a great slogan that appeals to disheartened Americans. He also supposedly has the business background to rebuild the country.

"We were reminded recently of how Mr. Trump first came on the public scene. It was 1986 and Wollman Rink, Central Park's ice-skating facility was out of commission. A renovation that was supposed to have taken two years and cost $9 million had already consumed six years and more than $13 million — and there was still no completion in sight," it wrote.

"Mr. Trump convinced Mayor Ed Koch — over a great deal of opposition — to allow him to take on the project. Mr. Trump offered to risk his own money, and only recoup the investment through more efficient operation of the facility and an adjacent restaurant.

"Mr. Trump completed the work in four months and under budget," the Observer continued. "Thirty years later, it is still cited as a far-too-rare example of leadership in action, of a can-do spirit. Today, Mr. Trump's iconic buildings, hotels and golf courses dot the landscape of not only New York, but of America and the world — testament to his ability, still, to get things done."

The Observer is not nearly as impressed with the other candidates.

"Ted Cruz may be the most disliked person ever to sit in the United States Senate. And we are still wondering if his 'New York values' comment was a veiled embrace of anti-Semitism," it wrote. "John Kasich ... seems like a decent enough fellow with a record of conservative political achievements. But he's been finishing fourth out of three candidates and his inability to gain traction with voters suggests that his candidacy is little more than a place-holder for someone the media hopes to anoint — other than Mr. Trump."

The paper then suggested that Trump's candidacy is sort of like when Ronald Reagan ("just an actor") ran for the White House in 1980 (prior to his first term as president, Reagan served as California's governor from 1967-75, successfully tackling welfare reform and turning the Golden State's $194 million budget deficit into a $554 million surplus).

Making America great again "will only be accomplished by someone who has constructed great skyscrapers and gem-like skating rinks; started businesses, written best sellers and built brands. Tried and succeeded and sometimes failed. But who has gotten up and tried again," the board wrote.

It added that the Republican establishment should "reach out to Mr. Trump and help him grow as a candidate and a leader."

"He has demonstrated that he alone among the Republican field can attract new voters to the tent and shine fresh perspective on issues that badly need attention," they added. "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."