Report: GOP Donor Hinted At Clinton Backing, Compared Trump To Hitler

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June 11, 2016 11:43 a.m.
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A high-profile GOP donor made waves Friday after hinting in a closed door meeting of GOP leaders that she would consider supporting Hillary Clinton and comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, according to a report by ABC News.

Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, reportedly shocked other members of a closed-door summit organized by Mitt Romney Friday night when she raised the prospect of supporting Clinton, according to ABC.

“She posed the question, ‘Is it not reasonable to support Hillary Clinton?’ given all the awful things Trump has said,” donor John Chachas to ABC.

Whitman, who served as Romney’s finance co-chair in 2012, told ABC News she would wait until runningmates are chosen in order to make her final decision.

“I haven’t made that decision,” she said, according to ABC. “We’ll see, get to the conventions, see who the vice presidential picks are. And then I will make that decision.”

This was not the last shocking thing Whitman reportedly said, according to ABC. Whitman allegedly went on to compare Trump to Hitler and Mussolini and conforonted Paul Ryan to ask how he could support Trump.

Whitman has been highly critical of Trump in the past. Whitman supported Chris Christie in the GOP Primary and slammed him for becoming a Trump ally, according to ABC. In March she told CNBC his attacks on women and minorities were “repugnant.”

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