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LA Times Endorses Clinton

The Los Angeles Times, a prominent Californian newspaper, has endorsed Hillary Clinton as the next POTUS.

The Hill reports:

The Los Angeles Times on Friday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, saying that electing Donald Trump “could be catastrophic for the nation.”

“He has never held elected office and has shown himself temperamentally unfit to do so,” the newspaper’s editorial board wrote.

“He has run a divisive, belligerent, dishonest campaign, repeatedly aligning himself with racists, strongmen and thugs while maligning or dismissing large segments of the American public.”

On the other hand, the Times wrote, Clinton “is one of the best prepared candidates to seek the presidency in many years.”

“As a first lady, a Democratic senator from New York and secretary of State in President Obama’s first term, she immersed herself in the details of government, which is why her positions on the issues today are infinitely better thought-out than those of her opponent.”

The editorial board cites Clinton’s experience, her stances on issues like ObamaCare, raising the minimum wage and voting rights, and her experience working across the aisle.

“To be a great president, she will have to struggle to overcome her own weaknesses,” the editorial read. “But compared with Trump’s infirmities as a candidate, her failings are insignificant.”

“It’s absurd — and perilous — to portray this election, as so many are doing, as a choice of the ‘lesser of two evils’ or to suggest that her flaws are in any way on a level with his.”

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