President Trump has become the first GOP candidate to be endorsed for president by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette since 1972.
The wins kept coming as well when the Toledo Blade endorsed President Trump’s reelection, as well. The Toledo Blade last endorsed a Republican for president in 1988.
According to The Federalist:
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorsed President Donald Trump three days before the election Saturday in the paper’s first Republican presidential endorsement since 1972.
“We share the embarrassment of millions of Americans who are disturbed by the president’s unpresidential manners and character,” the paper’s editorial board wrote, before adding, “But he gets things done.”
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.
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (@PittsburghPG) November 1, 2020
The Pennsylvania paper emphasized Trump’s accomplishments on the economy and trade while lauding the president for keeping his promise to appoint originalist judges.
“Under Donald Trump the economy, pre-COVID, boomed, like no time since the 1950s. Look at your 401(k) over the past three years. Unemployment for Black Americans is lower than it has ever been, under any president of either party,” the editors explained. “Under Mr. Trump, our trade relationships have vastly improved and our trade deals have been rewritten. Thanks to him, middle America is on the map again and the Appalachian and hourly worker has some hope.”
The paper emphasized that no one masters a pandemic and that Trump is right to fight back against cowering to the disease.
The Toledo Blade’s endorsement also focused on the President’s record.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 1, 2020