UPDATE: Sept. 7 ― The Dallas Morning News is backing Hillary Clinton for president, the paper announced Tuesday. The last time it endorsed a Democrat was before World War II.
“We’ve been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past,” the newspaper said. “But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy.”
PREVIOUSLY: The Dallas Morning News, which has endorsed the Republican nominee in every presidential election since 1964, lambasted real estate mogul Donald Trump in a scathing editorial published Tuesday.
Listing the businessman’s transgressions against traditional conservative orthodoxy, including the principles of individual liberty, economic conservatism and a stronger national defense, the paper’s editorial board argued that Trump is “no Republican and certainly no conservative.”
“We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory,” the editorial said.
“Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future,” the editorial added. “Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote.”
Other prominent newspapers have taken similar stances against Trump. In July, the Washington Post editorial board called the businessman a “unique threat to American democracy.” Back in March, the Los Angeles Times called Trump a “cynical manipulator playing on the very real frustrations of voters” who was unfit for the presidency.
Read the full Dallas Morning News editorial here.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.