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USA Today Endorses ‘Not Trump’

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency. … From the day he declared his candidacy 15 months ago through this week’s first presidential debate, Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he lacks the temperament, knowledge, steadiness and honesty that America needs from its presidents.

USA Today, breaking its 34-year history of never making an endorsement in the presidential race.


Arizona Republic Endorses Clinton

Clinton retains her composure under pressure. She’s tough. She doesn’t back down. Trump responds to criticism with the petulance of verbal spit wads. That’s beneath our national dignity. When the president of the United States speaks, the world expects substance. Not a blistering tweet.

— The Arizona Republic, endorsing a Democrat for the first time since the newspaper’s founding in 1890.


Times’ Clinton Endorsement Savages Trump

Voters attracted by the force of the Trump personality should pause and take note of the precise qualities he exudes as an audaciously different politician: bluster, savage mockery of those who challenge him, degrading comments about women, mendacity, crude generalizations about nations and religions. Our presidents are role models for generations of our children. Is this the example we want for them?

— From the New York Times editorial board


EndorseWatch: Schultz and Kissinger to Endorse Clinton?

We are going to do it together. It will have more impact.

— Former Secretary of State George Shultz, suggesting to Playbook that he was discussing issuing a joint endorsement of Hillary Clinton with Henry Kissinger.


American Nazi Party Backs Trump

I’m gonna project, that I believe that Trump is going to win the election this November… I think it’s gonna surprise the enemy, because, I think that they feel that the white working class, especially the male portion of the working class, and with him his female counterparts have basically thrown in the towel. Given up hope of any politician again standing up for their interests.

— The chairman of the American Nazi Party, Rocky Suhayda, declaring on his radio program last month that a Donald Trump victory would present “a great opportunity for white nationalists to build pro-white coalitions,” BuzzFeed reports.


Sounds Like an Endorsement to Us

We have got to do everything that we can to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton. I don’t honestly know how we would survive four years of Donald Trump as president.

— Sen. Bernie Sanders, quoted by the New York Times.


Republican Ex-Governor Endorses Clinton

I’m not often critical of the media, but I am this year. And it’s driven mostly by television, and ratings. They never really vetted Bernie Sanders, and to this day have not vetted Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton? Oh my God. No human being in history has been more vetted.

— Former Minnesota Gov. Arne Carlson (R), quoted by City Pages, announcing his support for Hillary Clinton who he said is a “very kind, a very good person.”


Former GOP Senator Endorses Clinton

“I can’t believe I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, but I am. This morning, I woke up and told my wife, ‘Did I really do that?’ But I did. … If someone had told me 10 years ago I would do this, I wouldn’t have believed them.”

— Former Sen. Larry Pressler (R-SD), who endorsed Hillary Clinton for president and called for universal background checks on all gun sales and an assault weapons ban in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, The Hill reports.


Trump Says Jeb Will Endorse Him

He will get a burst of energy and he will do it.

— Donald Trump, predicting his former rival Jeb Bush is going to be able to shake off that “low energy” problem and endorse him, Politico reports.


Scott Walker Invokes Ghost of Lincoln to Justify Brokered Convention

Remember, Abraham Lincoln won in Chicago in 1860 because of an open convention. He was not the front-runner when he came in. In fact, he wasn’t even near the front until several ballots in. That gives us hope. Our first Republican president, and arguably one of our best, was someone who came in through an open process.

— Gov. Scott Walker (R), quoted by the Washington Post.