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Washington Post Endorses Clinton

The Washington Post has officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

The Hill reports:

The Washington Post’s editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday morning, arguing that the Democratic nominee is much more than just the “lesser of two evils.”

“In the gloom and ugliness of this political season, one encouraging truth is often overlooked: There is a well-qualified, well-prepared candidate on the ballot,” the editors wrote.

“Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation.”

The newspaper acknowledged that Clinton is secretive and admonished the former secretary of State and former President Bill Clinton for cashing in the speech circuit “on an unprecedented and unseemly scale.”

The board also said Hillary Clinton lacks charisma, which works to her advantage.

“But maybe, at this moment in history, that last weakness is also a strength,” the board wrote. “If Ms. Clinton is elected, she will attempt to govern an angrily divided nation, working with legislators who in many cases are determined to thwart her, while her defeated opponent quite possibly will pretend her victory is fraudulent.”

The board praised Clinton for her foreign policy experience, her record as a senator and the efficiency of her presidential campaign.

“Mr. Trump, by contrast, has shown himself to be bigoted, ignorant, deceitful, narcissistic, vengeful, petty, misogynistic, fiscally reckless, intellectually lazy, contemptuous of democracy and enamored of America’s enemies,” the board wrote. “As president, he would pose a grave danger to the nation and the world.”

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