For just the third time in its 150-year-plus history, The Atlantic has endorsed a president. The magazine’s editors have thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton, who has “more than earned” the honor of being the next president.
The two previous presidents The Atlantic has endorsed were Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the second for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
The editorial took time to point out Clinton’s strengths, then added a brutal attack against Donald Trump.
Of Clinton, the piece noted, “We are confident that she understands the role of the United States in the world; we have no doubt that she will apply herself assiduously to the problems confronting this country; and she has demonstrated an aptitude for analysis and hard work.”
As for Trump, well, The Atlantic basically eviscerated the poor guy.
“His affect is that of an infomercial huckster; he traffics in conspiracy theories and racist invective; he is appallingly sexist; he is erratic, secretive, and xenophobic; he expresses admiration for authoritarian rulers, and evinces authoritarian tendencies himself. He is easily goaded, a poor quality for someone seeking control of America’s nuclear arsenal. He is an enemy of fact-based discourse; he is ignorant of, and indifferent to, the Constitution; he appears not to read.”
We’re not going to lie, “He appears not to read” had us laughing.