The snowball keeps rolling as yet another prominent Republican has abandoned Donald Trump and endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Meg Whitman, the president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and former GOP nominee for governor of California, calls Trump a demagogue and authoritarian.
“As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter,” said Whitman. “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.”
Whitman says Trump has “reckless” and “uninformed” positions on critical issues, and his “authoritarian character could threaten much more.”
She follows the lead of other Republicans who have endorsed Clinton this past week.
“It is clear to me that Secretary Clinton’s temperament, global experience and commitment to America’s bedrock national values would make her the far better choice in 2016 for President of the United States,” said Whitman. “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.”
Whitman also said she would use her considerable resources to make a contribution to the Clinton campaign and its allied super PACs.
The New York Times is reporting today that “Republican lawmakers and strategists have begun to entertain abandoning Trump en masse.”