A former aide to President George W. Bush has just sent the Republican party a strong message about its presidential nominee, and the GOP isn’t going to like it.
Lezlee Westine, who was the Bush administration’s White House director of public liaison and deputy assistant to the president, has announced that she will be voting for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this election, making her just one more of the several GOPers who are abandoning the Republican party over Trump. In a statement, Westine explained:
“Our nation faces a unique set of challenges that require steady and experienced leadership. That is why today I am personally supporting Hillary Clinton. She has the expertise and commitment to American values to grow the economy, create jobs and protect America at home and abroad.”
Although Westine did not give specifics about why she wouldn’t vote for The Donald, this is pretty much self-explanatory at this point. As Trump’s controversies and gaffes have only increased and continued to dominate his campaign, the list of conservatives that are jumping ship to endorse Clinton has only been growing by the day.
Westine’s public support for Clinton comes after another devastating blow to the GOP – on Sunday, ex-Reagan official Frank Lavin announced on CNN that he would be giving Clinton his vote instead of Trump. He wrote:
“Trump falls short in terms of the character and behavior needed to perform as president. This defect is crippling and ensures he would fail in office.
It might not be entirely clear that Hillary Clinton deserves to win the presidency, but it is thunderingly clear that Donald Trump deserves to lose.”
On top of all this, two more top aides of former Republican presidential contenders have also come forward in support of Clinton recently, and Trump is taking all of this rejection super hard. When former acting CIA director Michael Morell, who has served during Republican administrations, spoke against Trump and endorsed Clinton on Friday, Trump was nothing but bitter and childish:
Trump’s definitely feeling the embarrassment of being rejected by those who have previously supported the GOP – and he only has himself to blame.
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