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USA Today Breaks With Tradition to Oppose Trump

The editorial made it clear, however, that it was not endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Sept. 29, 2016 in Bedford, New Hampshire. For the first time in 34 years, USA Today's editorial board declared sides in a presidential race.

    For the first time in 34 years, USA Today's editorial board declared sides in a presidential race, calling Trump “unfit for the presidency,” NBC News reported. 

    The board encouraged voters to “resist the siren sound of a dangerous demagogue.”

    The editorial made it clear, however, that it was not endorsing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

    Other historically-conservative newspapers have denounced Trump, including The Detroit News, Arizona Republic, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle. For most, it was the first time they would not endorse the Republican nominee.

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    President Elect Donald Trump is booed as he walks through the lobby of The New York Times Building after a 75-minute meeting with Times journalists. The lobby of the Times building is open to the public, and a large crowd had gathered by the time he departed. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016)

    Trump blasted the papers in a Friday morning tweet: "The people are really smart in cancelling subscriptions to the Dallas & Arizona papers & now USA Today will lose readers! The people get it!"