Many prominent Republican Party war hawks are publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton because she is the most war mongering of all the US presidential candidates, an American political analyst and activist says.
Myles Hoenig, a Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday, following the release of the Quinnipiac University poll which shows Clinton has a slender national lead over Trump in the race for the White House.
“Although polls can show trends, often they are more of a snapshot at the moment in how people feel. It’s not surprising that Clinton leads Trump at this point but that it’s by only 2 points is interesting. Trump has had a lousy week and Clinton, on the other hand, has not had a lot of Sanders’ attacks to diminish her in the eyes of the general public,” Hoenig said.
“Recent reports are out that Trump never expected to win and that he was hoping for coming in second as a protest candidate. Many dignitaries in the Republican Party are deserting him and notable Republican war hawks are publicly endorsing Clinton. That’s not surprising as she is the most war mongering of all the candidates out there during this election cycle,” he added.
“Trump has also been showing how inept he is when it comes to understanding world politics and is being openly ridiculed for it. Just look at his praise of Scotland voting to leave the European Union, when in fact, they strongly supported remaining. The colorful tweets attacking him have done nothing to lend any credibility to him,” the activist stated.