Wow! First George H.W. Bush, and now this!
A billionaire Republican donor from Florida says he is donating “over” $2 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Mike Fernandez, a healthcare magnate from Florida, said, “I can’t support a party I no longer recognize.”
Fernandez said, “I specifically call on all Latinos to reject a man who encourages violence against you.” Fernandez said his money is intended to “focus on Latino outreach and registration in Florida.”
Fernandez, who is Cuban-American, added he that rejects Trump’s policies regarding Havana, saying, “This man is taking you and America down the same path of disappointment that you have lived for 60 years.” The Miami Herald said Fernandez is a vocal supporter of President Obama’s re-engagement with Cuba.
Fernandez announced earlier this month he would forcibly back Clinton over Trump heading toward Election Day, saying, “As a Republican who has contributed millions to our party’s causes, I ask: Why has our party not sought a psychological evaluation of its nominee? I harbor no illusion that Hillary Clinton is perfect; none of us is. I do not see eye to eye on some issues with the former senator from New York. However, Clinton is, without doubt, a superior choice to Donald Trump.”
Fernandez, who spent $3 million on former Florida Republican Gov. Jeb Bush’s failed White House run, has long opposed Trump’s bid, arguing the real estate tycoon threatens basic democratic values.
This is a HUGE get for Clinton, especially in Florida, which is a swing state that she needs to win.