June 25, 2016


Former Bush Treasury secretary: 'I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton' (NOLAN D. MCCASKILL 06/24/16, Politico)

Paulson suggested that Trump's pledge to do for America what he's done for his businesses isn't a promise but rather a threat. "The tactics he has used in running his business wouldn't work in running a truly successful company, let alone the most powerful nation on Earth," he continued. "Every good businessman or -woman carefully analyzes all the available facts before making a decision. Trump repeatedly, blatantly and knowingly makes up or gravely distorts facts to support his positions or create populist divisions."

Paulson blasted Trump's business acumen, highlighting his bankruptcy filings, accusing him of exaggerating his wealth and arguing that his marketing and self-promotion are irrelevant to running a country. He also slammed the real estate mogul's divisive rhetoric, questioning how such a polarizing figure could unite the country.

"Simply put, a Trump presidency is unthinkable," he wrote, though he maintained that he plans to support conservatives in statehouses and Congress.

"They have a big job to do to reinvent and revitalize the Republican Party. They can do so by responding to the fears and frustrations of the American people and uniting them behind some common aspirations, while staying constant to the principles that have made our country great," he added. "When it comes to the presidency, I will not vote for Donald Trump."

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