“The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette endorsed President Donald Trump three days before the election Saturday in the paper’s first Republican presidential endorsement since 1972.
‘We share the embarrassment of millions of Americans who are disturbed by the president’s unpresidential manners and character,’ the paper’s editorial board wrote, before adding, “But he gets things done.”
On the coronavirus pandemic, the paper conceded that the government’s response had not been perfect under the Trump administration.
‘But,’ the paper wrote, ‘no one masters a pandemic. And the president was and is right that we must not cower before the disease and we have to keep America open and working.’
Pittsburgh’s endorsement was also shared by the Toledo Blade republishing the same editorial. The Ohio paper has not endorsed a Republican presidential candidate in more than 30 years”, Tristan Justice reported.