Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is no fan of Donald Trump, but she's now taken things further by endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for President. And she plans to put her money where her mouth is.
Whitman is a Republican who after leaving eBay, ran for governor of California and lost to Democrat Jerry Brown; she now heads Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
It's no surprise Whitman would not be a fan of Trump - she has been a staunch supporter of Republican Mitt Romney, who is a vocal critic of Trump. Romney was Whitman's first boss at Bain & Co., and her name was tossed around as a possible running mate to Romney when he was running for President in 2012.
Another former eBay CEO, John Donahoe, is a Democrat who with his wife Eileen has helped with Clinton's fundraising. And eBay founder Pierre Omidyar signed an open letter with other Silicon Valley tycoons speaking out against Trump, stating he "would be a disaster for innovation."
Here's Meg Whitman's Facebook post
where she endorses Hillary Clinton:
As a proud Republican, casting my vote for President has usually been a simple matter. This year is different. To vote Republican out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division. Donald Trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character.
Trump's reckless and uninformed positions on critical issues - from immigration to our economy to foreign policy - have made it abundantly clear that he lacks both the policy depth and sound judgment required as President. Trump's unsteady hand would endanger our prosperity and national security. His authoritarian character could threaten much more.
Therefore, I have decided to support Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is clear to me that Secretary Clinton's temperament, global experience and commitment to America's bedrock national values make her the far better choice in 2016 for President of the United States. In a tumultuous world, America needs the kind of stable and aspirational leadership Secretary Clinton can provide. I urge all Republicans to reject Donald Trump this November.