New York Times endorses Clinton, says Trump `worst nominee’ in history

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The worst two options in the history of politics.

Washington – The New York Times has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, lauding her capacity to rise to challenges confronting the US and denouncing Republican Donald Trump as the “worst nominee” in modern US history.

Clinton’s record “shows a determined leader intent on creating opportunity for struggling Americans at a time of economic upheaval and on ensuring that the United States remains a force for good in an often brutal world,” the newspaper’s editorial board concluded in an editorial published Saturday.

It noted she has had difficulty conveying her record and that attacks on her trustworthiness have distorted opinions of her character, but calling her “one of the most tenacious politicians of her generation.”

Trump in contrast discloses nothing about himself or his plans while “promising the moon and offering the stars on lay away,” the newspaper said, noting further details of its opposition to Trump would be published in a separate piece on Monday.

The newspaper is well known for its support of Democratic candidates and has not endorsed a Republican for president since Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.

Clinton has been wracking up a host of newspaper endorsements, including from conservative-leaning newspapers. On Friday, the Cincinnati Enquirer in the key state of Ohio endorsed Clinton despite having backed Republicans for nearly 100 years.

“We need a leader who will bring out the best in all Americans, not the worst,” the Enquirer wrote. “That’s why there is only one choice when we elect a president in November: Hillary Clinton.”

– DPA