This Biden Endorsement Is Historic: Trump Is 100% Wrong For America
As Donald Trump traveled to Manchester, N.H., for a Sunday afternoon campaign rally, thousands awaited him outside in the chilly temperatures. Something else was awaiting him there as well. For the first time in 100 years, the heavily right-leaning Manchester Union Leader has scathingly rejected Trump and Sunday published its endorsement of a Democrat, Joe Biden, for president.
The scene awaiting President Trump in Manchester, NH pic.twitter.com/PrJXQ1yaJ2
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 25, 2020
In its endorsement the editorial board reminds readers, “There is no love lost between this newspaper and President Donald J. Trump. The Union Leader was very quickly dismissed by then-candidate Trump after we failed to bestow on him our endorsement in the Republican primary four years ago.” While it did not endorse Trump back then, the paper also had refused to endorse Hillary Clinton.
Today the paper writes: “We were hopeful with Trump’s win that he might change, that the weight and responsibility of the Oval Office might mold a more respectful and presidential man.” It then provides this assessment of the Republican president: “President Trump is not always 100 percent wrong, but he is 100 percent wrong for America. Donald Trump did not create the social-media-driven political landscape we now live in, but he has weaponized it. He is a consummate linguistic takedown artist, ripping apart all comers to the delight of his fanbase but at the expense of the nation. America faces many challenges and needs a president to build this country up. This appears to be outside of Mr. Trump’s skill set.
“Since Trump took over, the national debt has exploded by more than 7 TRILLION dollars. Federal spending is on an unsustainable path. The fact that it has continued under an allegedly conservative president is unbelievable.”
Citing significant policy disagreements with Biden, the editorial notes that he “may not be the president we want, but in 2020 he is the president we desperately need. He will be a president to bring people together and right the ship of state.
“We have found Mr. Biden to be a caring, compassionate and professional public servant. He has repeatedly expressed his desire to be a president for all of America, and we take him at his word.”
Our endorsement for President of these United States goes to Joe Biden and here's why. https://t.co/flw8RcaBmt
— UnionLeader.com (@UnionLeader) October 25, 2020