GOP senator Susan Collins: Why I cannot support Trump

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    My conclusion about Mr. Trump’s unsuitability for office is based on his disregard for the precept of treating others with respect, an idea that should transcend politics. Instead, he opts to mock the vulnerable and inflame prejudices by attacking ethnic and religious minorities. Three incidents in particular have led me to the inescapable conclusion that Mr. Trump lacks the temperament, self-discipline and judgment required to be president.

    The first was his mocking of a reporter with disabilities, a shocking display that did not receive the scrutiny it deserved. I kept expecting Mr. Trump to apologize, at least privately, but he did not, instead denying that he had done what seemed undeniable to anyone who watched the video. At the time, I hoped that this was a terrible lapse, not a pattern of abuse.

    The second was Mr. Trump’s repeated insistence that Gonzalo Curiel, a federal judge born and raised in Indiana, could not rule fairly in a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. For Mr. Trump to insist that Judge Curiel would be biased because of his ethnicity demonstrated a profound lack of respect not only for the judge but also for our constitutional separation of powers, the very foundation of our form of government. Again, I waited in vain for Mr. Trump to retract his words.

    Third was Donald Trump’s criticism of the grieving parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq. It is inconceivable that anyone, much less a presidential candidate, would attack two Gold Star parents. Rather than honoring their sacrifice and recognizing their pain, Mr. Trump disparaged the religion of the family of an American hero. And once again, he proved incapable of apologizing, of saying he was wrong.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gop-senator-why-i-cannot-support-trump/2016/08/08/821095be-5d7e-11e6-9d2f-b1a3564181a1_story.html

    Ouch!! Every day that goes by, the Trump campaign becomes a bigger shit show than the day before.

    #22440

    She needs to prioritize a little and think about what Trump said vs what Hillary DID.

    It doesn’t surprise me she is one of the few Republicans who have turned their backs on the unborn, so why not also on her own party?

    I think there’s something fishy about this one. Maybe she’s been promised something in exchange.

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    #22466
    LurkingGrendel
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-republicans_us_57a9ee83e4b0b770b1a458fd?section=&

    And more Republicans coming out against Trump.

    They all must have been promised something, too.

    #22475
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    “I think there’s something fishy about this one. Maybe she’s been promised something in exchange.”

    A competently run executive branch, perhaps?

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