Former Michigan Gov Rick Snyder rebukes Trump: ‘He’s a bully who lacks moral compass’

In an op-ed published in USA Today this Thursday, former Michigan governor Rick Snyder slammed President Trump, calling him a “bully who lacks a moral compass.”

Snyder, who is a Republican, says he will “continue to support and stand up for Republican policies and values,” but he will not be supporting President Trump’s reelection.

“When elected to office, you do not represent only your supporters, you represent all of your constituents,” Snyder writes. “That is your job.”

“I was at the nation’s Capitol when Trump gave his inaugural address,” he continues. “I had hoped this first speech as president would be a message to unify a divided nation. Instead, I heard a speech directed at how he would help the people who supported him. And sadly, that is how President Trump continues to govern.”

According to Snyder, being a bully and being “strong” are not the same thing.

“Being strong is standing up for your convictions. Being a bully is trying to intimidate those who are perceived to be weaker or a threat. As a proud nerd, I had to deal with bullies over many years; it is tragedy watching our world suffer from one.”

Read his full op-ed over at USA Today.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.