The Columbus Dispatch, which has not endorsed a Democrat for president since Woodrow Wilson in 1916, slammed Republican leaders for aiding in the rise of Donald Trump and broke with tradition by endorsing a Democrat, Hillary Clinton, for president.
“We are disappointed that so many Republican leaders have accommodated a narcissistic, morally bankrupt candidate who is so clearly out of step with those values,” the paper’s editorial board said.
The endorsement blasted Trump for his temperament, saying that “he has proved himself a liar of epic proportion” and that “he is a bigot, a braggart and an admirer of foreign thugs.” The editorial board also slammed his economic policy as flimsy and said it would double the national debt.
The Ohio newspaper paper also went on to discourage voting for a third-party, saying any vote “cast for the Libertarian or Green Party tickets could have the effect of helping Trump win the White House.”
The editorial board did not go easy on their preferred presidential candidate, however. They mentioned being concerned by Clinton’s various controversies, like her email server, and said her call for higher taxes.