LA times endorses Clinton in Dem primary
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The Los Angeles Times, California's largest paper, has endorsed Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDOJ backs ex-Trump campaign aide Rick Gates's probation request The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Trump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list MORE over Democratic rival Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate The media have fallen out of love with Bernie, but have voters? Steyer rolls out 5B plan to invest in historically black colleges MORE with just a few days left before the state's primary.


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 TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe 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."