The Daily Pennsylvanian has endorsed Hillary Clinton.
The newspapers of both major party presidential candidates' alma maters have banded together to endorse Hillary Clinton.
Clinton earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College and Donald Trump attended The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an affiliation he often mentions.
The joint statement put out by the schools’ papers, The Wellesley News and The Daily Pennsylvanian, reads, in part, “Though Clinton embodies her alma mater’s institutional values, Trump does not. It is clear that Trump has failed to dignify the morals of his institution.”
It is also noted, “…while Donald Trump bases his campaign on racist, sexist and xenophobic rhetoric, Clinton has proposed feasible policies that the Wellesley campus supports, including protections for immigrants, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and women.”
On the matter of Trump’s frequent references to his prestigious alma mater, the editorial authors write, “Students at any institution look up to prominent alumni as models for their futures. We at The Daily Pennsylvanian are concerned about the precedent that Donald Trump sets for our fellow peers and how he chooses to leverage his affiliation to Penn to the rest of the world. His divisive policies are not only orthogonal to those of Penn, but to democracy.”