Hillary Clinton at a campaign appearance in San Diego. Photo by Chris Stone

California’s largest newspaper on Friday endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, saying she would be “sober, smart and pragmatic” compared to a Donald Trump “catastrophe.”

“American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8,” the Los Angeles Times wrote in an editorial. “We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president.”

The newspaper called Clinton is “one of the best prepared candidates to seek the presidency in many years,” noting her experience as a first lady, a Senator from New York and Secretary of State in President Obama’s first term.

“Perhaps her greatest strength is her pragmatism — her ability to build consensus and solve problems,” the Times wrote. “As president, she would be flexible enough and experienced enough to cut across party lines and work productively with her political opponents.”

The newspaper said Trump’s “ignorance of the issues is manifest” and concluded that “electing Trump could be catastrophic for the nation.”

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.