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Foreign Policy makes first endorsement

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Foreign Policy magazine has endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time in its 50-year history: Hillary Clinton. 

{mosads}“In the nearly half century history of Foreign Policy, the editors of this publication have never endorsed a candidate for political office,” its editors wrote in the endorsement.

“We cherish and fiercely protect this publication’s independence and its reputation for objectivity, and we deeply value our relationship with all of our readers, regardless of political orientation. It is for all these reasons that FP’s editors are now breaking with tradition to endorse Hillary Clinton for the next president of the United States.”

The editors called the Democratic nominee one of the most qualified presidential candidates since World War II, saying she is “unquestionably well-prepared to lead this country.” 

“Were she to be elected as this country’s first woman president, not only would it be historic and send an important signal about both inclusiveness and Americans’ commitment to electing candidates who have distinguished themselves on their merits, but she would enter office having already put down one great threat to the United States of America — the grotesque and deeply disturbing prospect of a Donald Trump presidency,” they wrote.

The editors slammed the GOP nominee for his “dangerous” policy views, writing that he has “played into the hands of terrorists” promoted the leadership of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. 

“The dangers Trump presents as president stretch beyond the United States to the international economy, to global security, to America’s allies, as well as to countless innocents everywhere who would be the victims of his inexperience, his perverse policy views, and the profound unsuitability of his temperament for the office he seeks,” the editors wrote. 

David Rothkopf, the editor and CEO of FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy, was an under secretary of Commerce during the Bill Clinton administration.

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