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Donald Trump landed his first major newspaper endorsement

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Donald Trump was endorsed by the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Saturday.

The Review-Journal's editorial asserts that Trump is not the danger his critics portray him to be, but rather a disruption that the politically privileged are scared to see rise to power. 

"History tells us that agents for reform often generate fear and alarm among those intent on preserving their cushy sinecures," reads the piece. 


The editorial echoes many of the sentiments that Trump himself has championed during his campaign, including that America is slowly declining in global power. 

It reads, "Our allies on the world stage watch nervously as America retreats from its position of strong leadership leaving strife and conflict rushing to fill the void."

The piece also goes onto claim that a Clinton administration would be a disaster for the Second Amendment, as well as the Ninth and the 10th Amendments. 

Many online have pointed out the paper is owned by Sheldon Adelson, a Trump donor. 

Some Twitter users noted just how few newspapers have endorsed Trump in total. 

The editorial is a welcome boost after an ABC News poll found that Trump was 12 points behind his democratic rival after making a number of derogatory comments about women and implying that he doesn't believe the election is legitimate.

Clinton leads Trump in that poll 50 percent to 38 percent among likely voters. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is polling at 5 percent while Green Party candidate Jill Stein is polling at 2 percent. 

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