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USA TODAY's Editorial Board: Trump is 'unfit for the presidency'

by USA Today Editorial Board
(United States)

In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, we revisit our no-endorsement policy every four years. We’ve never seen reason to alter our approach. Until now.


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.

Whether through indifference or ignorance, Trump has betrayed fundamental commitments made by all presidents since the end of World War II. These commitments include unwavering support for NATO allies, steadfast opposition to Russian aggression, and the absolute certainty that the United States will make good on its debts. He has expressed troubling admiration for authoritarian leaders and scant regard for constitutional protections.

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by: Luis

I am not going to question their concerns regarding Trump. However, why is it that Hillary's scandals don't make her unfit for the Presidency? If any one of us were suspect for doing what she is suspected of doing we would be standing in front of a judge to explain ourselves. Never mind that what she did with her emails would have landed any military personnel in jail already.

Nonetheless, she is being allowed to run for the highest office in the land. I guess this shouldn't surprise us since Obama wasn't vetted either when he rand for office.

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