Nebraska newspaper breaks with tradition, endorses Clinton
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The Omaha World-Herald said Trump lacks statesmanship needed for Oval Office.

The Omaha World-Herald is breaking with almost 100 years of tradition by endorsing Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton3 ways government can help clean up Twitter Intelligence Democrat: Stop using 'quid pro quo' to describe Trump allegations The Memo: Bloomberg's 2020 moves draw ire from Democrats MORE for president.


In an editorial released late Saturday, the Nebraska newspaper said Clinton has the best chance to “implement change by working with Congress, foreign and domestic leaders and military leaders under normal circumstances as well as during a crisis.”

Editors noted, however, that Clinton, if elected, “will need to gain the trust of a significant portion of Americans who are concerned about her private email server and attendant deleted emails, her handling of the Benghazi crisis and her longstanding quest for a single-payer health care system in the United States.”

They said that the “risk of a [Republican nominee] Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE presidency is simply too great,” pointing to his “alienation of so many groups” and a “lack of statesmanship that is fundamental to serving in the Oval Office.”

“This year’s presidential election has been the country’s most polarizing race in decades. If Secretary Clinton is elected, Americans will need her to be a uniting president, working from the center, and not advancing an agenda that will further alienate moderates and conservatives,” they said.

The Nebraska newspaper last endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1932.