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The former Trump aides who would rather not see him on the ballot - The Boston Globe

Apr 02, 2024 View Original Article
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76% : She told The Post, however, that if, on Election Day her choice is between Trump and Biden, she'll support Biden.
46% : Just days after Trump won enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination, his former vice president - in a remarkable break with tradition - said he would not endorse him.
46% : "Stephanie Grisham, who worked on Trump's 2016 campaign before becoming White House press secretary and later first lady Melania Trump's chief of staff, told The Washington Post in November that she fears Trump will again win the White House.
41% : "Voting for Trump is playing Russian roulette with the country," Barr said in February, according to Axios's Mike Allen.
40% : "What I think priority has to be for ... Republicans who don't like Trump, is get a Republican Senate.
38% : ""Donald Trump doesn't meet those marks for me," he added.
37% : He cited a statement he issued to CNN in October 2023 confirming comments Trump made privately years ago about veterans and the war-wounded.
34% : Two of those cases - a federal case in Washington and a state-level case in Georgia - center on Trump and his allies' efforts to overturn the 2020 election results and keep Joe Biden from taking office.
32% : "A retired four-star general, Kelly said he doesn't know what to do to change people's minds about their support for Trump.
30% : Trump is running for president for a third time while facing 88 charges across four criminal cases.
30% : "And, in a May interview with Australian network Sky News, Mulvaney said that, if Trump were to win the GOP primary, "he will probably lose" the general election.
26% : "I will say my door is completely shut to voting for Donald Trump," she said in a November interview with MSNBC's Jen Psaki, President Biden's former White House press secretary.
26% : "Ty Cobb, who was once a Trump loyalist and as White House counsel defended the former president during the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has repeatedly said that the country cannot elect Trump again.
26% : "The only thing that's left is Trump's not fit to be president.
25% : Former defense secretary Mark T. Esper told HBO host Bill Maher that "there's no way" he'll support Trump in November because he believes his former boss "is a threat to democracy."
24% : "The former vice president ran against Trump in the 2024 Republican primary but struggled to find traction in the race.
22% : Trump, who has denied wrongdoing in each case, has tried to push the start of his criminal trials back until after November's election.
22% : But he's been critical of Biden and his campaign, saying last week that former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton outshined Biden at a fundraiser that Biden's campaign said brought in more than $26 million.
22% : Barr has repeatedly said that Trump knew he had lost the 2020 election, despite his claims that the race was stolen from him.
21% : "Every day that Trump does something crazy, the door to voting for Biden opens a little bit more, and that's where I'm at," he said on Friday's "Real Time with Bill Maher."Esper previously said on multiple occasions that he wouldn't support Trump during the Republican primary process, telling CNN in July that Trump is not "fit for office because he puts himself first, and I think anybody running for office should put the country first."
19% : Alyssa Farah Griffin, who served as a White House communication director for Trump in 2020 and is now a host for ABC's "The View" and a CNN commentator, told The Post last month that Trump "is a threat to democracy, and I will never support him.
16% : "Donald Trump is pursuing and articulating an agenda that is at odds with the conservative agenda that we governed on during our four years, and that is why I cannot in good conscience endorse Donald Trump in this campaign," Pence told Fox News host Martha MacCallum last month.
16% : "Before Trump emerged victorious from the early GOP primaries, Mick Mulvaney, another of Trump's chiefs of staff, told NBC News that he did not want his former boss to win the nomination.
15% : "If the time comes and a vote for Joe is required to stop Trump, then I'd grudgingly vote for Biden," Cobb said.
15% : "I have made clear that I strongly oppose Trump for the nomination and will not endorse Trump," Barr told NBC News in a story that published in July.
10% : In a March CNN interview, Grisham offered to help Democrats with debate prep if Biden and Trump agree to face off.
10% : "I spent six years nonstop with Donald Trump, and I'll tell you what: If Biden does decide to debate Trump, I would sure like to prep President Biden," she said.
8% : After a dutiful four years serving as Trump's No. 2, Pence split with Trump following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol in which Pence was targeted by the mob of pro-Trump supporters who chanted "Hang Mike Pence.
7% : "Bolton, who wrote a book that was sharply critical of Trump on national security after leaving the White House, said he's frustrated by how Trump critics have been unsuccessful in hurting the former president's popularity.
4% : Other former members of Trump's inner circle, including former defense secretary Mark T. Esper, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson and former White House counsel Ty Cobb, went further in their criticism of Trump by saying they're not going to vote for him in November - and that they're open to casting a ballot for President Biden instead.
3% : While former attorney general William P. Barr - who split from Trump after the Jan. 6 attack - refused to endorse Trump in the GOP's 2024 presidential primary, he recently suggested that reelecting Biden would be more dangerous than a second Trump term.

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