For the First Time in Over a Century, Harvard GOP Won’t Endorse Republican Nominee
Here is some red-hot breaking news:
— Lauren Gambino (@LGamGam) August 4, 2016
Maybe we should say it’s “crimson-hot!”
Okay, okay. Sorry. Anyway, Harvard’s Republican Club has made the announcement that it will not endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump and, as you just read, that hasn’t happened in 128 years. Not only are they refusing to endorse him, but they’re calling on other Republican leaders to disavow him because he is a “threat to the survival of the Republic” and is “poisoning our country and our children.” Part of their statement also included this:
His authoritarian tendencies and flirtations with fascism are unparalleled in the history of our democracy. He hopes to divide us by race, by class, and by religion, instilling enough fear and anxiety to propel himself to the White House.
Those are crimson-hot burns.
It isn’t as though Republicans make up a huge portion of Harvard students, of course. As you can imagine, the vast majority are liberal. Still, Trump supporters make up an even tinier percentage of those GOP members. In a poll this year, according to the Crimson, only 4% of Harvard students in the class of 2016 said they’d vote for Trump against Hillary Clinton. 87% said they would vote for her.
One particular issue that was cited in the official statement was Trump’s criticisms of the parents of Captain Humayun Khan, who is described by the club as “a hero.”
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