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Sleazy tactic crosses line

Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Providence (R.I) Journal and was originally published Aug. 24.

Nobody expects a presidential campaign to be conducted by Marquis of Queensbury rules. It has long been clear that there are areas in the backgrounds of both major party candidates that lend themselves to attack advertisements. And there are plenty of issues to be exploited.

But the ridiculous campaign that the Donald Trump forces have been running about Hillary Clinton’s health is sleazy even by the low standards of politics.