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Papers at candidates' alma maters endorse Clinton

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Donald Trump often boasting of his educational pedigree on the campaign trail.>> I went to an Ivy League School. I'm very highly educated. I know words, I had the best words.>> The school paper of his alma mater isn't quite as proud to have him as an alum.
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The opinion board of the University of Pennsylvania's Daily Pennsylvanian instead endorsing rival Hillary Clinton. Saying Trump doesn't represent the current student body or its values. The GOP nominee, a graduate of Penn's Wharton School of Finance, has played up his degree as a qualifying credential for the presidency. But in a joint statement with the Wellesley News, the paper at Clinton's undergrad school, the editors say that while the Democrat has proposed policies supported by Wellesley's campus.
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Including protection for immigrants, minorities, the LGBT community and women, Trump has based his campaign on divisive rhetoric. They point to a petition signed by more than 3,900 Penn students and alum that expresses outrage that quote an affiliation with our school is being used to legitimize prejudice and intolerance.
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The Clinton endorsement comes after a string of traditionally conservative publications have thrown their support behind the Democratic nominee. USA today, which had taken sides in any presidential election, late last month stopped short of endorsing Clinton, but urged its readers not to vote for Trump. And the Republican leaning Wall Street Journal which hasn't backed a candidate since Herbert Hoover in 1928, says it might break with it's custom if another candidate should make it onto the ballet.