A paper based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, endorsed Trump this Saturday, just before the general elections are slated to take place. Pennsylvania is a hotly contested battleground state, one each candidate would greatly benefit from winning. Pennsylvania went red in 2016, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is hoping Trump wins again. 
“We share the embarrassment of millions of Americans who are disturbed by the president’s unpresidential manners and character — his rudeness and put-downs and bragging and bending of the truth,” the Post-Gazette editors wrote. “We too prefer the first-class temperament and demeanor of a Winston Churchill, a Dwight Eisenhower, a Franklin Roosevelt, a Ronald Reagan, or a Barack Obama (whom this newspaper enthusiastically supported in 2008 and 2012). None of them are on the ballot this year.”
“But we believe Mr. Trump, for all his faults, is the better choice this year,” the editors wrote. The article goes on to say, “Mr. Biden is too old for the job, and fragile. There is a very real chance he will not make it through the term.”
The endorsement comes on the heels of Biden’s criticism of fracking, an industry which has long lifted up Pennsylvania’s economy. The paper directly speaks to what the Biden-Harris has to offer. “It offers an end to fracking and other Cuckoo California dreams that will cost the economy and the people who most need work right now.” They then praise the Trump administration’s handling of the economy, and stress the importance as we hope to emerge the devastation of the pandemic.
Polling averages currently have Joe Biden at a four-point lead in the state as of Sunday, but if 2016 taught us anything… it’s not to trust the pollsters. 
It’s possible the paper may give the President the boost he needs in the state. The voter turnout this year has already been record breaking, with many election experts predicting historic numbers. 
The newspaper article ends with one simple request: “whatever happens, believe in the country.” 

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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