The latest in a long, long line of prominent GOP politicians, aides, business people, etc. to denounce Donald Trump’s bid for President, Carlos Gutierrez, claims that he is “afraid of what Donald Trump would do to this country.”
Gutierrez, a former CEO of Kellogg Corporation and Commerce Secretary in George W. Bush’s cabinet for 4 years, said that while he is still a Republican, would’ve voted for Jeb Bush, and likes the tax cuts in Trump’s economic plan, but he will be voting for Hillary Clinton this November, calling Clinton “a great choice.”
Gutierrez said in his CNN interview with Jake Tapper, “I have one resume here for Donald Trump, I have one resume here for Hillary Clinton, and I’ve chosen this resume,” Gutierrez said, indicating Clinton. “I think this person, Hillary Clinton, is the best for the country. I’m not thinking about (it as) a Republican, I’m thinking about (it as) a US citizen. I think at some point, you have to put the party aside and say what’s best for the country? I don’t want to live in a society that I think Donald Trump will create.”
Gutierrez’s fear of a Trump Presidency mostly stems from the racism and violent rhetoric that seems so inherent in Trump’s platform. He noted concern over former KKK Grand-Wizard David Duke and other, similar racist leaders’ support for the Republican candidate.
“Is that a trend?” Gutierrez wondered. “Are we going to see more of that? Is that the kind of society we’re going to be?”
Fair questions, Carlos. Very fair questions.