Trump seems to have equally passionate groups of fans, as well as haters.

Which popular Republicans are not supportive of Trump’s dream to become President?

Here’s a rundown to 7 influential Republicans who aren’t supporting Trump:

1. Paul Ryan: 

Though House Speaker Paul Ryan still supports Trump’s presidential campaign, he was taken aback with Trump’s insulting comments to a slain soldier’s mother. Ghazala Khan, mother of U.S. Army soldier Humayun Khan, wanted Trump to acknowledge that her son sacrificed his life for the country, since Trump is otherwise quite anti-Muslim. Shockingly, Trump mocked her instead! Paul Ryan did not support this behavior. He said about Trump, “Many Muslim Americans have served valiantly in our military, and made the ultimate sacrifice. Captain Khan was one such brave example. His sacrifice — and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan —should always be honored. Period.”

2. Lezlee Westine:

She is the former Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush. She recently gave up support for Trump and is now rooting for Hillary Clinton instead. She explained her position with the words, “Our nation faces a unique set of challenges that require steady and experienced leadership…That is why today I am personally supporting Hillary Clinton. She has the expertise and commitment to American values to grow the economy, create jobs and protect America at home and abroad.” As Westine is an important party icon, her opinion is quite significant.

3. Kori Schake: 

Works as a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. She’s a prominent National Security Council and State Department aide. Schake feels Trump is “such a political arsonist,” as he makes insulting comments about minorities in America. Here’s what Kori’s sister tweeted about the Stanford researcher’s political choice:

4. Brent Scowcroft: 

He’s the Chairman of the Intelligence Advisory Board and has been Adviser to three previous Republican Presidents. Explaining why he supports Clinton for President, Scowcroft said, “Secretary Clinton shares my belief that America must remain the world’s indispensable leader. She understands that our leadership and engagement beyond our borders makes the world, and therefore the United States, more secure and prosperous. She appreciates that it is essential to maintain our strong military advantage, but that force must only be used as a last resort. Her longstanding relationships with a wide array of world leaders, and their sense of her as a strong and reliable counterpart, make her uniquely prepared for the highest office in the land.”

5. Alan Steinberg:

Being an EPA Administrator, Steinberg is a political heavyweight. His regular anti-Trump tweets clearly display his pro-Clinton preference. We let his tweets speak for themselves:

6. Richard Armitage:

He was an adviser to Ronald Reagan and Bush Senior, and also was Deputy Secretary of State. He said about his presidential candidate choice, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton. He doesn’t appear to be to be a Republican, he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues. So I’m going to vote for Mrs. Clinton.”

7. Henry Paulson:

Being Bush’s Treasury Secretary from 2006 to 2009, Paulson’s support could mean a lot to Trump. However, as the Republican economist Paulson does not support his campaign, it’s a huge blow to Trump’s image as a cure to America’s debt. Paulson feels that the Republican Party displays a negative attitude from nominating Trump as their presidential candidate, and the party is “endorsing a brand of populism rooted in ignorance, prejudice, fear and isolationism.” He said, “I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together. To my Republican friends: I know I’m not alone.”

Mr. Paulson is certainly right. He isn’t the only Republican against Trump!

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