Friday, May 06, 2016

These key Republican figures say they are voting for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump

The Republicans and the power elite they serve have brought this on themselves.

Updated by Tara Golshan on May 4, 2016

As Donald Trump all but solidified his Republican presidential nomination in Indiana Tuesday, the #NeverTrump movement was forced to come to terms with a harsh reality: that Democrat Hillary Clinton may be the only way to stop Trump.

Since the chair of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, called Trump the "presumptive GOP nominee," some key Republican figures have made it clear they are not voting for Trump — ever.


Republican Sen. John McCain's top aide, Mark Salter ... the GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level. I'm with her. ...

Tony Fratto, the deputy press secretary under former President George W. Bush, tweeted that he too was "never ever ever ever ever" going to vote for Trump....

RedState blog's editor Ben Howe tweeted, "I am no longer a Republican," ...

And Philip Klein, the managing editor of the conservative newspaper the Washington Examiner, said he had "officially de-registered" from the Republican Party.


But early polling in late February from Rasmussen Reports found that 60 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Trump if he were the nominee. In April, Washington Post/ABC polls found 56 percent of Republicans supported Trump.


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