Frank Lavin, an official in every GOP Administration since the Reagan 80s and now a successful CEO, has become the latest in a long line of prominent Republicans to come out in support of Hillary Clinton.
In an op-ed for CNN, Lavin writes that he has concluded about this election that “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.”
Lavin believes that Trump’s temperament and thin-skinned personality make him unfit for the office of President of the United States. He goes on to suggest “The most pronounced example in this regard was his tasteless criticism of the family of deceased Army Capt. Humayun Khan. We owe that young man our gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice. And we owe his parents our respect for the dignity with which they reproached Mr. Trump for his grotesqueries.”
In addition to these concerns about Trump’s personality and tasteless behavior/speech, Lavin suggests that Trump’s business acumen, or lack thereof, should throw up warning flags.
“Less poignant is a part of the Trump story that ought to have particular resonance with Republicans: his four business bankruptcies, more than a trivial matter for a party that prides itself on thrift, sound money, and prudential management. The bankruptcies reflect a man who either lacks reasonable business judgment or reasonable business ethics. By themselves, four bankruptcies are pretty bad. But four bankruptcies and a private jet is deplorable. How can everyone lose money in the collapse of a project yet Trump flies away again and again?” Ouch!
Lavin went on to say, “There are many issues on which Hillary Clinton and I are not in agreement. However on the core foreign policy issues our country faces — alliance relationships, security commitments, and international engagement — she comes closer to Republican views than does Trump. And Donald Trump makes me cringe. I am voting for Hillary. And I vote in Ohio.”
How many times can he fly away indeed? And how many times can a prominent Republican fly into the Hillary Clinton camp and people not see this charlatan and con man for who he really is?
You can read Lavin’s entire letter HERE: