Former Reagan Official Robert Tuttle Speaks Out Against Donald Trump

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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally at BB&T Center in Surise, Florida on August 10, 2016

While Donald Trump has publicly stated how much he ‘loved’ Reagan, it seems that a few of those associated with Reagan’s administration don’t feel the same.

Politico reports that Robert Tuttle,

“an assistant to the president and director of presidential personnel in Reagan’s administration and who was also a U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom under George W. Bush, says he will vote for a Democrat for the first time in his life come November.”

In a statement, Tuttle explained,

“The Republican nominee for president has no government experience and has done nothing in his career to demonstrate that he is competent to be president…

He has made repeated misstatements and inaccurate statements. He has insulted minorities, women, a war hero and Gold Star parents. He is unqualified and unfit to be president. I have never voted for a Democrat but I will vote for Secretary Clinton.”

Tuttle’s announcement comes just two short days after the Clinton campaign announced it’s initiative to garner more conservative and independent votes — the Together for America initiative.

The campaign has publicly commented on Tuttle’s endorsement of Clinton, saying in a statement that,

“Tuttle is the latest Republican leader to step forward, put country ahead of party in this election, and endorse Hillary Clinton for president… He joins other Republican and independent voters who simply cannot vote for Donald Trump because he is unfit and unqualified to be our president and commander in chief and who recognize Hillary Clinton’s experience and commitment to work together to build our economy and protect our security.”

Patti Davis, former President Reagan’s daughter, also publicly commented on Donald Trump and his actions recently. Davis vehemently condemned Trump’s actions and explained that, “words matter.”

Davis also highlighted Trump’s ability to incite violence with his recent comment about Hillary Clinton and the ‘Second Amendment people.’

“It was heard by sane and decent people who shudder at your fondness for verbal violence. It was heard by your supporters, many of whom gleefully and angrily yell, ‘Lock her up!’ at your rallies. It was heard by the person sitting alone in a room, locked in his own dark fantasies, who sees unbridled violence as a way to make his mark in the world, and is just looking for ideas. Yes, Mr. Trump, words matter. But then you know that, which makes this all even more horrifying.”


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