Scientific American Magazine Backs Biden in First-Ever Presidential Endorsement, Calling Trump’s Actions ‘Catastrophic’

For the first time in its 175-year history, Scientific American has formally endorsed a presidential candidate, backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden and slamming President Donald Trump’s actions as “catastrophic.”



Joe Biden holding a sign: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks outside the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware on September 14


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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks outside the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware on September 14

Scientific American has never endorsed a presidential candidate in its 175-year history. This year we are compelled to do so. We do not do this lightly,” the magazine explained in an editorial published on Tuesday morning.

The magazine went on to criticize Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as well as his opposition to the well-established science pointing to the impact of man-made climate change on the planet and society.

“The evidence and the science show that Donald Trump has badly damaged the U.S. and its people—because he rejects evidence and science. The most devastating example is

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