The College Republicans at the University of Connecticut say they cannot support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump … because he’s “mentally unstable.”
“Entrusting the nuclear codes, supervision of the U.S. economy, and responsibility for conducting foreign policy to a person so mentally unstable as Donald Trump would be dangerous,” they posted on Facebook late Monday.
But there is a bit of good news here: According The Hill, the group won’t support Hillary Clinton either.
The Connecticut group isn’t the first band of college Republicans to split with Trump.
Harvard University’s Republican Club announced earlier this month it could not support the billionaire due to his “flirtations with fascism.”
Yale Republicans recently revealed that they plan on supporting Trump as they are “dedicated to achieving victory” this November.
UConn’s College Republicans said they reject Trump because his remarks and positions run counter to constitutional values.
“Someone who employs divisive, outright bigoted rhetoric, and who pits Americans against each other in an effort to scare voters into embracing his candidacy is not worthy of our support,” they said.
“Based on his rhetoric and his stances on public policy, he would guide the United States in a direction astray from constitutional, limited government and toward a direction defined by ugly nationalism and authoritarianism.”
In their Facebook statement, the UConn CRs also said
“But not only are his policy views misguided and contrary to our conservative principles, his demeanor and rhetoric are dangerous and unacceptable. His taunting of the disabled, his un-American and racist attacks against federal judges and minorities, his misogynic insults directed at powerful women, his berating of a Gold Star family, and the numerous statements he’s made which have no basis in fact, are profoundly unbecoming of a man seeking to become the most powerful person in the free world.”