Dallas Morning News says it can't support Trump

The Dallas Morning News has endorsed a Republican for president since 1964. But in this election, the Texas newspaper will not be backing Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, the newspaper’s editorial board said it could not support the Republican nominee for president: “Trump is — or has been — at odds with nearly every GOP ideal this newspaper holds dear.”

In a blistering editorial The Dallas Morning News goes through what the board sees as the pillars of conservatism — individual liberty, free markets, economic conservatism, strong national defense — and then reasons why Trump does not fit into any of them.

“We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory.

"Trump doesn't reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn't reflect the GOP of the future.

"Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote.”

There is no mention of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the article. The Dallas Morning News did endorse her against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, but it is not clear what the newspaper will do in the general election.

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