Yet ANOTHER billionaire businessman has come out against Donald Trump, and has endorsed Hillary Clinton.
Richard Branson, who founded Virgin Group, said that Donald Trump would be a “disaster” as president.
In a blog post, Branson wrote, “I would like to see an entrepreneur become President one day. I believe entrepreneurial thinking is incredibly valuable in leaders, and there are many entrepreneurs who I would be delighted to see in power — just not this one.”
When asked about the election, Branson said, “This is a U.S. election but far more than that: the vote will have major implications on the rest of the world. With that in mind, I wanted to share my view on why a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster.”
Many of Branson’s American friends are registered Republicans who won’t support Trump, he said, “due to his extreme views, and his shocking ignorance of policy.”
Branson described what makes a businessman great…listening, being selfless, delegating the work and aiming to make a positive difference in the world.
“Great entrepreneurs build businesses with purpose at their heart and always treat people with respect. These are not characteristics I see in Mr. Trump — neither in his previous business dealings, nor in this campaign,” he wrote, going on to present the contrast with Trump as starkest when put against President Barack Obama.
“Whether you agree with all of his policies or not, he treats people with respect, humility and common sense,” Branson said of the president. “I feel confident Hillary Clinton would continue on the same path.”
As for Trump, though, his “temperament is irrational, aggressive and he lacks informed ideas on how to grow jobs in America. An entrepreneur president would put that at the heart of his plans and yet his fear-based campaign blames immigrants and open borders,” Branson said. “America was built upon a collective embracing of diversity and openness — not division and close-mindedness. There are too many examples of Mr Trump’s lack of empathy and respect to name. I agree with many on both sides of America’s political aisle that he is unfit for office.”
Branson concluded: “Don’t be misled by uninformed, inflammatory remarks. With this in mind, make sure you vote for your future.”
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