Why some NYC real estate players are dumping Trump

Many cited GOP nominee's unpredictability as a reason for rethinking their choice

Sep.September 04, 2016 10:00 AM

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From the New York site: When the billionaire Republican activist and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman endorsed Hillary Clinton for president last month, it had almost nothing to do with Clinton or her politics.

In an interview with the New York Times, Whitman lashed out against the GOP nominee Donald Trump, calling him “a dishonest demagogue” who has “undermined the character of the nation.”

A month before, Whitman had spoken with Clinton by phone. While the former secretary of state didn’t offer “assurances on how she would govern,” Whitman chose to give Clinton her vote. “I don’t agree with her on very many issues,” Whitman told the newspaper, “but she’d be a much better president than Trump.”

Whitman, who lost a well-publicized campaign for governor of California in 2008, is just one on a growing list of Republicans who’ve abandoned Trump — or opted to stay silent.[more]

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