The Republican Party’s top strategist in the 2012 election would rather see Hillary Clinton as the next president than Donald Trump.
“Personally, I think Hillary Clinton would be a better president than Donald Trump because I think that Donald Trump is a dangerous person and is someone who would embarrass America,” Stuart Stevens, who advised 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, said Tuesday on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect.”
“I have no desire to see Hillary Clinton as president of the United States,” he added. “But if this is the choice — I will not give her my vote, but I can’t support Donald Trump.”
Stevens joins an increasing number of Republicans who happen to be speaking away and pledging never to rear Trump if he wins the GOP nomination. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) emailed supporters Tuesday and explained he won’t back someone “so without the judgement, temperament and persona would have to be our nation’s commander-in-chief.” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said he will look for a third-party prospect if Trump makes it to the general election.
Tuesday trump taken care of immediately these kinds of criticisms, arguing that he possesses basically expanded the Republican Get together by attracting some Democrats and independents.
“I think we’re going to be more inclusive, I think we’re going to be more unified and I think we’re going to be a much bigger party, and I think we’re going to win in November,” he said in his Super Tuesday speech in Florida.
Stevens has criticized Trump for months. Trump, meanwhile, has tweeted at Stevens to mock him for Romney’s loss.