Republican divisions grow over presidental hopeful Trump

    Republican divisions grow over presidental hopeful Trump

    Aug.3, Washington: Fresh divisions are emerging within the US Republican Party over its presidential candidate Donald Trump. Republican donor Meg Whitman has endorsed his rival Hillary Clinton, saying Mr Trump's "demagoguery" had undermined the national fabric.

    Senior party activist Jan Halper-Hayes told the media that she thought Trump was "psychologically unbalanced".

    In the latest controversy, Mr Trump has refused to support two senior figures in his own party.

    In an interview for the Washington Post, he said he was "just not quite there yet" when asked if he would endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain, who are up for re-election in November. Both men have publicly criticised him.

    Trump's campaign has been marked by a series of controversial statements.

    Whitman, writing on Facebook, said that to vote Republican out of party loyalty alone "would be to endorse a candidacy that I believe has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division".

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