Heavyweight Breaks Ranks with GOP, Endorsing Clinton
Donald Trump is so unpopular with his own party that Richard Armitage, a top national security official who served for Presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, has broken with the party.
“If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton,” Armitage, who served as a deputy secretary of State under Bush and as an assistant secretary of Defense under Reagan,told Politico on Thursday.
“He doesn’t appear to be a Republican. He doesn’t appear to want to learn about the issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton hit Trump earlier this month on national security, saying his ideas would put America in greater danger and inspire more terrorist attacks.
“A ban on Muslims would not have stopped this attack,” Clinton added on Wednesday, referring to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. over the weekend.
“Neither would a wall. I don’t know how one builds a wall to keep the internet out,” she said. “Not one of Donald Trump’s reckless ideas would have saved a single life in Orlando.”
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