Meg Whitman – a veteran Republican fundraiser and Hewlett-Packard exec – said she is backing Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy. She said that Clinton can expect her “substantial” contribution so as to prevent Donald Trump from sitting in the White House. “I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” according to The New York Times.
 
While Whitman said that she does not agree with Clinton on everything, she believes Clinton would "be a much better president than Donald Trump." The former California gubernatorial candidate is believed to have a six figure donation in mind for Clinton. 
 
In the NYT interview, Whitman condemned Trump and called on the GOP to "put country first before party." Whitman said Trump is a “dishonest demagogue" who will set the country "on a very dangerous journey." Standing by earlier statements comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, White claimed that Trump has "undermined the character of the nation."
 
In the interview, Whitman said, “Time and again history has shown that when demagogues have gotten power or come close to getting power, it usually does not end well.” 
 
Whitman was a prominent supporter of Mitt Romney’s failed 2008 presidential bid, and later supported New Jersey Chris Christie in the 2016 Republican primaries.

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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