Hank Paulson, former Treasury secretary under the Bush administration just made a massive announcement, regarding the US presidential elections in November.
Hank Paulson, chairman of the Paulson Institute and a former Treasury secretary in George W. Bush’s administration, will neither vote for Donald Trump in November nor abstain, he wrote in an op-ed published Friday in The Washington Post.
“I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment and our place in the world,” Paulson wrote. “To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.”
Paulson is the latest George W. Bush administration official to not only reject the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, but to declare support for Clinton. Former Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told POLITICO last week he would vote for Clinton.
Paulson suggested that Trump’s pledge to do for America what he’s done for his businesses isn’t a promise but rather a threat. “The tactics he has used in running his business wouldn’t work in running a truly successful company, let alone the most powerful nation on Earth,” he continued. “Every good businessman or -woman carefully analyzes all the available facts before making a decision. Trump repeatedly, blatantly and knowingly makes up or gravely distorts facts to support his positions or create populist divisions.”