The editors of Foreign Policy, a magazine about national security and global policy issues, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.
The Democratic nominee is "unquestionably prepared to lead this country. Were she to be elected as this country's first woman president, not only would it be historic and send an important signal about both inclusiveness and Americans' commitment to electing candidates who have distinguished themselves on their merits, but she would enter office having already put down one great threat to the United States of America — the grotesque and deeply disturbing prospect of a Donald Trump presidency."
Republican nominee Donald Trump poses a threat to the rest of the world in addition to the U.S., the editors said.
"The dangers Trump represents as president stretch beyond the United States to the international economy, to global security, to America's allies, as well as to countless innocents everywhere who would be the victims of his inexperience, his perverse policy views, and the profound unsuitability of his temperament for the office he seeks," according to their endorsement.
The magazine lists a number of issues with Trump and pointed to its specialty, international affairs, saying Trump "has repeatedly demonstrated his ignorance of the most basic facts of international affairs, let alone the nuances so crucial to the responsibilities of diplomacy inherent in the U.S. president's daily responsibilities."
Russian president Vladimir Putin is a "tyrant and menace," but Trump has praised him, the editors said.
The Republican candidate has made it easier for terrorists to take action, according to the editors: "Trump has played into the hands of terrorists with his fear-mongering, with his sweeping and unwarranted vilification of Muslims, and by sensationalizing the threat they pose."
The editors said the endorsement breaks with tradition. They never endorsed a candidate before because, "We cherish and protect this publication's independence and its reputation for objectivity, and we deeply value our relationship with all of our readers, regardless of political orientation."
The magazine's endorsement suggested Clinton's possible place in history: Clinton getting elected would be "righting a deep wrong that has compromised U.S. democracy since its inception: the exclusion of women from its highest offices."
The endorsement included a slam on Trump's place in history: "We are not the first to say it, but Trump is the worst major-party candidate this republic has ever produced."
Foreign Policy's endorsement of Clinton adds to the number of publications that have done so, including conservative newspapers, as well as USA Today and The Nation.
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