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Seth Klarman backs Clinton for president

Times of Israel board chairman, a Boston-based hedge fund manager, says it would be ‘unthinkable’ for Trump to lead America

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at K'NEX, a toy company in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at K'NEX, a toy company in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Times of Israel’s chairman of the board, Boston-based hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, said he was supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for the presidency and that it would be “unthinkable” for Republican candidate Donald Trump to become president of the United States.

“He is completely unqualified for the highest office in the land,” Klarman said in a statement.

“His words and actions over the last several days are so shockingly unacceptable in our diverse and democratic society that it is simply unthinkable that Donald Trump could become our president,” Klarman, who heads the Baupost Group, said of Trump in the statement, sent to the Reuters news agency on Wednesday.

Trump’s assertion “that the election will be rigged is particularly dangerous,” Klarman added. “I will continue to find ways to support Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump.”

Seth Klarman in Sun Valley, California, July 8, 2014. (Scott Olson/Getty Images via JTA)

Klarman, who plays no role in The Times of Israel’s editorial operations, wrote a “note from the chairman” explaining why he was backing the news site when it launched in February 2012.

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