On Friday, the Editorial Board at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram joined some of Texas’ largest news organizations in voicing their call for rejection of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The paper didn’t fully endorse presidential candidate Hillary Clinton but said, “We need a president who is more than a slogan. We need a leader … The Star-Telegram Editorial Board recommends rejecting Donald Trump for president.”
The article included personal perspectives from three editorial members: Sara Pintilie, Juan Antonio Ramos and Cynthia M. Allen.
“… Republican leaders have to change — not their core values and beliefs, but how they respond to the shifting landscape of America,” conservative writer Allen wrote. “They must pursue public policies that marry conservatism with an increasingly diverse nation.”
The editorial comes just one month after cross-town rival The Dallas Morning News fully endorsed Clinton for president. The Dallas paper hadn’t endorsed a Democrat for president since before World War II.
“We’ve been critical of Clinton’s handling of certain issues in the past. But unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has experience in actual governance, a record of service and a willingness to delve into real policy,” the Morning News editorial board wrote.
Most papers in the historically conservative state have either endorsed Clinton entirely or at least rejected Trump’s viability for office. Those papers include:
- The Houston Chronicle endorsed Clinton
- El Paso Times endorsed Clinton
- Corpus Christi Caller-Times endorsed Clinton
- San Antonio Express News endorsed Clinton
- Greenville Herald-Banner endorsed Clinton
- The Huntsville Item published a guest editorial endorsing Clinton and republished the Dallas Morning News editorial
- Mineral Wells Index endorsed Clinton
- Dallas Voice endorsed Clinton
- The Austin Chronicle originally endorsed Bernie Sanders during the primaries
- Rice University The Rice Thresher endorsed Clinton
- The Daily Texan University of Texas at Austin endorsed Clinton
Just three days ago, the Waxahachie Daily Light was the first newspaper in Texas to endorse Donald Trump, reports said. The Ellis County paper has a circulation around 3,500.
“Mr. Trump gives America a chance to restore the goodness found in her longstanding commitment to leadership in the world, to the restoration of her strength in militaristic resolve, to the dynamics of her capitalism and collective wealth, to the empathy and compassion for the unborn and downtrodden, to the respect for law and law enforcement and to having passion for defending America against barbaric, unabashed evil both at home and abroad,” the paper’s Editorial Board wrote.