In a fresh attack on Donald Trump, Clinton Campaign has said the Republicans themselves are not happy with the controversial tycoon and are avoiding his candidacy which proves he is “temperamentally unfit” to serve as president.
“Two years ago, Republicans were envisioning a united Republican convention in Cleveland that would help them win a critical presidential battleground. But that dream never came to fruition,” Chris Wyant, Hillary for Ohio State Director, said.
This week, the choice facing Ohio voters in November will crystallise as Donald Trump – and his “divisive rhetoric, dangerous ideas, and record of selling out American workers to profit personally” – descends on Ohio, he said yesterday.
“Already, Ohio Republicans are fleeing Trump’s candidacy following more than a year of words and deeds that prove he is temperamentally unfit to serve as president,” Wyant said in his memo issued on the eve of the beginning of the four-day Republican convention which would culminate on Thursday with the coronation of Trump as the party’s presidential candidate.
“Elected and Republican Party officials are using phrases like ‘condescending and simplistic’, ‘very deep reservations’, ’embarrasses me’, ‘the opposite of how my husband and I are trying to raise our children,’ ‘total disaster’, ‘hasn’t impressed me at all’, ‘a very dangerous president’, and ‘not fit to hold office anywhere in this country’ to describe the man set to formally accept their party’s nomination in Cleveland,” he said.
Wyant said Ohio Republicans, just like Americans across the country, were looking at Trump and deciding that they are better than this.
“The negative reviews of the Republican’s nominee are far from outliers, and Ohio Republican operatives and consultants have been similarly blunt in assessing how Trump has squandered his first months as the presumptive nominee,” Wyant said.
“Local Republican activists have been dismayed by the lack of a Trump organisation, many Ohio operatives have refused to work for him, and even now Trump is relying completely on the state Republican Party’s field efforts,” he said.
This same group helped defeat him in the primary and has 75 per cent fewer staff than expected, Wyant said.
“While Trump is creating disunity and exasperation with Republicans here, Ohioans are uniting behind Hillary Clinton’s candidacy, driven by the shared belief that we are stronger together,” he said.
“More than 2,000 individuals from more than 300 towns, cities and municipalities across Ohio have shared their own personal stories for supporting Hillary Clinton with us – many are now engaging their friends and neighbours online,” he wrote in his memo.