And another one bites the dust (for Trump, that is!).
The man who is considered the “architect” of the Iraq War says he will likely end up voting for Hillary Clinton for president this fall.
Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense under President Bush from 2001-2005, said that Donald Trump represents a security risk for the U.S. and that his praise for strongmen like Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is “pretty disturbing.”
Wolfowitz said, “The only way you can be comfortable about Trump’s foreign policy is to think he doesn’t really mean anything he says. That’s a pretty uncomfortable place to be in. Our security depends on having good relationships with our allies. Trump mainly shows contempt for them.”
Because he is so uncomfortable with Trump, Wolfowitz said he would likely vote for Clinton, albeit grudgingly. “I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for,” Wolfowitz said. “I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her.”
Wolfowitz is the latest in a series of Republican who have come out in favor of the former secretary of state’s White House bid. James Glassman, Bush’s undersecretary of state for public diplomacy, said Monday that Clinton is “by far the superior candidate.” President Bush’s Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and Lezlee Westine, a former aide, have also announced their intention to support Clinton.