LA times endorses Clinton in Dem primary
© Getty Images

The Los Angeles Times, California's largest paper, has endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE over Democratic rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersMellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) Former Sanders campaign manager: Don't expect email list to be shared with DNC Adult film star: Trump and Stormy Daniels invited me to 'hang out' MORE with just a few days left before the state's primary.

ADVERTISEMENT
The paper's editorial board gave Sanders credit for inspiring Democrats and Independents and pressing Clinton on economic policies, but ultimately said Clinton is better prepared for the job. 

"Voters should choose the candidate they consider best qualified. This page has endorsed Clinton not because she is more likely to win the nomination but because she is vastly better prepared than Sanders for the presidency," the board wrote. "Clinton is not only more knowledgeable about domestic and international affairs than Sanders, but also more likely to achieve objectives they have in common."

The editorial praised Clinton's foreign policy speech in which she lambasted Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE and said it was a reminder of her understanding of international affairs. 

It also characterized Sanders's "political revolution" as naive and said Clinton is better equipped to work with Republicans. 

"Voters in California’s Democratic primary owe a debt of gratitude to Bernie Sanders for a campaign that has emphasized issues that otherwise might have been ignored," the board wrote. "But they should cast their votes for Hillary Clinton."