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Financial Times backs Clinton ‘in spite of her flaws.’

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The Financial Times is supporting Hillary Clinton for president, calling Donald Trump a “western strongman” who might remain close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“This is a moment for the renewal of American leadership. One candidate has the credentials. Mrs. Clinton has served as first lady, senator for New York and US secretary of state,”   the newspaper’s editorial board wrote.

“Mr. Trump DEALS in denigration, not diplomacy. He has abused allies, threatening to remove East Asia’s nuclear umbrella, sideline Nato and unleash trade wars. ”

The editorial board, which backed President Obama in 2008 and 2012, pummeled Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, for illustrating “contempt toward American democracy” by bringing up issues about a rigged election and threatening to arrest Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop, Monday, April 25, 2016, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

“Such arrogance is unprecedented and it points to a fatal flaw in his character. The first role of the President is to be commander-in-chief, in charge of the world’s largest nuclear arsenal. Mr. Trump has a thin skin and a questionable temperament. For all his many years as a reality TV host, he is simply not ready for prime time.”

Clinton is not without her imperfections, anyhow, the article board brought up.

The board wrote, “Mrs. Clinton carries enough baggage to fill a Boeing 747. She is not trusted by the majority of voters. But she is manifestly more competent than Mr. Trump whose braggadocio, divisiveness and meanness are on daily display.” the board composed.

“Despite her faults, Mrs. Clinton is eminently qualified to be the first woman elected to the White House.”

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