Trump Notches an Endorsement First

Nevada's biggest paper says he doesn't represent 'the danger his critics claim'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2016 1:40 AM CDT
Updated Oct 24, 2016 6:22 AM CDT
Trump Scores First Major Newspaper Endorsement
CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson sits with his wife, Miriam, at the Clinton-Trump debate at Hofstra University last month.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump scored a major newspaper endorsement Sunday, bringing his total number of major newspaper endorsements in the general election to one. He got the nod from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada's biggest paper, which was bought late last year by billionaire casino mogul and Trump supporter Sheldon Adelson, Yahoo reports. The New York Times reports that before the Review-Journal's endorsement, the largest papers to support Trump for president—apart from the National Enquirer—were the News-Press of Santa Barbara, Calif., and the News-Press of St. Joseph, Mo.

Trump "represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave," the Review-Journal's endorsement states. "But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation's strength and solvency have become subservient to power's pursuit and preservation," the paper says, warning that Hillary Clinton will "cuddle up to the ways and perks of Washington like she would to a cozy old blanket." Clinton has picked up the endorsement of dozens of papers, including the Arizona Republic, which had never before endorsed a Democrat in its 126-year history. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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