A Donald Trump presidency would be ruinous, states U.S. Asia experts. The experts all served for Republican administrations in the past, and announced on Monday that they will be backing Hillary Clinton for presidency.
The group stated that Donald Trump’s presidency would be “ruinous” for the United States.
The group of eight former officials wrote an open letter on Monday that stated global strategic competition growth, namely from China, makes this “absolutely the wrong time to elect an unstable, ill-prepared amateur with no vision or foresight to meet the manifold challenges of the 21st century.”
The letter states that a Trump presidency would further harm the country’s credibility and leadership.
Signatures that can be found on the letter include: Patrick Cronin, a former official for the U.S. Agency for International Development; Michael Green, a former top Asia adviser for President George W. Bush; and James Clad, former deputy assistant secretary of defense.
Trump’s bid for presidency has come under fire in recent weeks, with many top officials calling the billionaire unfit to run for president. Last week, a group of 50 Republican national security officials announced that Trump would be “the most reckless president in American history.” A former CIA director is included in the group.