Donald Trump could start a nuclear war, says former Republican senator who is voting for Hillary Clinton

Another top Republican abandons the Trump campaign

Justin Carissimo
New York
Tuesday 08 November 2016 00:40 GMT
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the Giant Center November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the Giant Center November 4, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Gordon Humphrey, a former Republican senator who served more than two decades in his chamber, announced on Monday that he’s voting against his former party’s nominee, Donald Trump.

Between 1979 and 1990, Mr Humphrey represented New Hampshire in the Senate, but now, he’s backing the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, for president. “On Tuesday, millions of lifelong Republicans will vote against Donald Trump. I’m one of them,” he began in a video statement released by the Clinton campaign.

“Trump’s attacks on women, the disabled, war heroes and minorities are disgusting. A normal person doesn’t do that. But Trump is not normal,” he explained. “He’s cruel. He’s shameless. He’s a bully. And it gets worse. Trump is simply unfit to be president. Do we want a commander in chief whose temperamental, belligerent, unhinged?”

“Trump could get us into a nuclear war,” he continued. “That danger has not gone away, and it would mushroom with Trump’s finger on the nuclear trigger. For the sake of our families’ safety, let’s stand together against Donald Trump by voting for Hillary Clinton. It’s the responsible thing to do.”

Watch the video statement in full above.

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