Republican Senator Susan Collins says she won't vote for Trump for reasons that aren't even political.
Susan Collins, a Republican Senator from Maine—not to be confused with Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games author, who is probably thrilled at the looming prospect of dystopia—published an op-ed in the Washington Post on Monday explaining why she will break from her party and not support GOP presidential candidate Donald "Titties" Trump. It's not because she disagrees with his political views, but rather because she thinks of him what you've often said aloud while reading the latest outrageous Trump quotation: "What an unbelievable asshole!"
Of course, she puts it much more delicately:
My conclusion about Mr. Trump’s unsuitability for office is based on his disregard for the precept of treating others with respect, an idea that should transcend politics.
Oh snap! That's the respectable newspaper equivalent of, "Who the fuck does this dipshit think he is?!"
The essence of Collins' rejection of Trump is that he's an irredeemable asshole. pic.twitter.com/bA3BdyO3G2— DENALI (@timothypmurphy) August 9, 2016
Collins explains that three incidents in particular got her to this point, though surely it was hard to narrow down: 1) "his mocking of a reporter with disabilities," 2) his "repeated insistence that Gonzalo Curiel, a federal judge born and raised in Indiana, could not rule fairly in a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage," and 3) "criticism of the grieving parents of Army Capt. Humayun Khan."