Another member of the herd stampeding away from Trump’s Republican party.
Courtesy of The Hill:
The wealthiest supporter of the GOP in Ohio said Thursday that he is no longer a member of the Republican Party.
“I just decided I’m no longer a Republican,” L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner said during a panel discussion at a leadership summit, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Wexner, who said he’s been a Republican since college, added that he is now an independent, before saying that he “won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party” anymore.
“I haven’t run an ad in the newspaper that said, ‘I quit,’ ” he said.
The Columbus Dispatch noted that Wexner said he’s instead been writing notes to friends who are lawmakers and telling them that he’s no longer a member of the GOP.
Wexner credited a visit by former President Barack Obama for his epiphany:
Wexner called Obama’s visit to Ohio this week a “great moment for the community,” according to the Dispatch.
“I was struck by the genuineness of the man; his candor, humility and empathy for others,” Wexner said.
You know we predicted that people were going to start seeing President Obama in a whole different light after he left office, and to really start appreciating who he was as a person and what he did for them as president.
And clearly, that also includes former die-hard Republicans.