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President Donald Trump hailed the “great” Washington Times after the newspaper endorsed Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign.
“Thank you very much to the great @WashTimes for the wonderful Endorsement of the job I have done as President,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday, before quoting a section of the Washington Times endorsement: “His record of achievement in his first term is unmatched by any president in modern times. A second term is likely to bring more successes and a stronger America.”
In an editorial on Monday titled, “Donald Trump for reelection,” the Washington Times — which refused to endorse any candidate in 2016 — praised Trump’s policies on the economy, trade, race, and taxes, before declaring, “Has Mr. Trump been perfect? No. This is, after all, politics. But his record of achievement in his first term is unmatched by any president in modern times.”
“A second term is likely to bring more successes and a stronger America,” the Times went on, concluding, “For these reasons, we enthusiastically endorse Mr. Trump for reelection.”
On Monday, the New York Post and the Washington Examiner also endorsed President Trump.
Overall, Trump’s 2020 campaign has received far fewer newspaper endorsements than 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden. But the president has still been endorsed by the Boston Herald, the Jewish Voice, the Santa Barbara News-Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Colorado Springs Gazette, and Spokane, Washington’s Spokesman Review, among others.
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