#NeverTrump movement finally has a candidate, meet Evan McMullin
It is no secret that the #NeverTrump movement has been trying to field a candidate to oppose Donald Trump in the general election and it looks as though they have finally found their man as Evan McMillin has announced his intention to run as an Independent and as a conservative alternative to the billionaire businessman.
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Republicans opposed to Donald Trump are making a last-ditch effort to put forth an alternative to the GOP presidential nominee.
Evan McMullin, a onetime chief policy director for House Republicans and a former CIA officer, is launching an independent presidential campaign with the help of political group Better for America.
Blasting Trump as personally unstable and “a real threat to our Republic,” McMullin said on his website that he felt compelled to run as an independent.
“With the stakes so high for our nation and at this late stage in the process, I can no longer stand on the sidelines,” McMullin wrote. “Our country needs leaders who are in it for the right reasons and who actually understand what makes this country the greatest on earth. Leaders who will unite us and guide us to a prosperous, secure future, beyond the dysfunction of a broken political system.”
In an interview with ABC News shortly after announcing, McMullin said that both Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton were unacceptable.
“Look, Donald Trump is defeating himself. He is ensuring that Hillary Clinton is elected,” he told ABC. “I think they would both be absolutely terrible.”
McMullin called Trump inhuman and an authoritarian who does not care about anyone but himself.
“I do believe he is a fraud and a con man and that’s not something I say lightly,” he continued.
I agree with him when he says that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are unacceptable and I also agree with him when he says Donald Trump is “a fraud and a con man” who “does not care about anyone but himself” because I do not believe the billionaire businessman has America’s best interests at heart and I still believe he is controlled opposition to Hillary Clinton.
Evan McMullin has two things working against him: the first is that nobody has ever heard of this man before and the second is that he will not be on the ballot in 25 states. The #NeverTrump movement would be much better served if they rallied behind Gary Johnson because he will be on the ballot of all 50 states.
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