For the first time in nearly fifty years, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has endorsed a Republican for president. The paper chose President Trump, primarily for his work on the economy, employment, trade, the Supreme Court, and energy independence.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board, one of Pennsylvania’s largest newspapers, revealed late Saturday that Trump is their man.
“This newspaper has not supported a Republican for president since 1972. But we believe President Trump, for all his faults, is the better choice this year,” the newspaper announced on Twitter.
In explaining their decision, the Post-Gazette’s editorial board makes it clear they disagree with Trump’s temperament and crass personality. But they asked, “Can we separate the man from the record?”
You’re not electing a Pope; you’re electing a politician who will get things done. The president could call me an asshole all day, every day, and if the economy was booming I couldn’t care less.
According to the newspaper’s editors, Biden is simply not up to the challenge of being America’s commander in chief.
“Mr. Biden is too old for the job, and fragile. There is a very real chance he will not make it through the term,” the board wrote.
The editors also took a shot at Kamala Harris, stating, “Sen. Kamala Harris gives no evidence of being ready to be president.”