New Hampshire newspaper backs Biden, first Democrat for president in 100 years

New Hampshire newspaper backs Biden, first Democrat for president in 100 years

One of the nation’s most prominent conservative-leaning newspapers endorsed Joe Biden for president on Sunday, marking the first time the publication has endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate in over 100 years. The New Hampshire Union Leader, which is based in Manchester, first deviated from its near-century streak of endorsing only Republican presidential candidates in 2016 when it chose to endorse Libertarian Gary Johnson over now President Trump, according to Axios . The paper endorsed Biden on Sunday just hours before Trump visited the Granite State for a rally. JOE BIDEN ‘HAS BEEN CAUGHT ON REPEATED LIES OVER BIDEN INC,’: SEN. JOHNSON In its editorial , the Union Leader declared, “President Trump is not always 100 percent wrong, but he is 100 percent wrong for America.” It first pointed to Trump’s reaction to losing the newspaper’s endorsement before his first term, recalling that they “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.” “We have watched with the rest of the world as the mantle of the presidency has done very little to change Trump while the country and world have changed significantly,” the editorial reads. It noted Trump’s accomplishments over the past four years regarding “judicial appointments, tax policy, support for gun rights, even inroads to Middle East peace,” despite “the media and Congress working to stop him at every opportunity.” But criticized the president for the already $3 trillion in national […]

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