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Add another Republican defector jumping the Trump ship

!1Meg Whitman: I’m voting for Hillary Clinton

Hewlett-Packard executive and former GOP candidate for governor Meg Whitman endorsing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and calling Donald Trump,  a person who has “exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division.”

As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter. This year is different. To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. Donald Trump’s demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character.

Trump’s reckless and uninformed positions on critical issues – from immigration to our economy to foreign policy – have made it abundantly clear that he lacks both the policy depth and sound judgment required as President. Trump’s unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security. His authoritarian character could threaten much more.

Therefore, I have decided to support Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is clear to me that Secretary Clinton’s temperament, global experience and commitment to America’s bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for President of the United States. In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November.

Earlier Tuesday, Rep. Richard Hanna and Gov. Chris Christie’s top former adviser also announced their plans to vote for the Democratic presidential nominee.


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