The Financial Times is the latest newspaper to endorse Hillary Clinton for president. In an editorial, the FT first blasted Donald Trump before turning to its thoughts on Clinton.
“Mr. Trump has demonstrated contempt towards American democracy itself,” explained the FT. “He has persistently raised the prospect of a rigged election and declined, even when pressed, to guarantee he would accept the result. He has threatened to jail Mrs. Clinton. Such arrogance is unprecedented and it points to a fatal flaw in his character. The first role of the president is to be commander-in-chief, in charge of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal. Mr. Trump has a thin skin and a questionable temperament. For all his many years as a reality TV host, he is simply not ready for prime time.”
Hey, love that TV joke!
The FT then went on to endorse Clinton, albeit almost begrudgingly.
“Mrs. Clinton carries enough baggage to fill a Boeing 747,” wrote the FT. “She is not trusted by the majority of voters… Despite her faults, Mrs Clinton is eminently qualified to be the first woman elected to the White House. She has the Financial Times’ endorsement.”
Yikes. We wonder if the FT knows it didn’t have to endorse Clinton?