10/08/2016 10:21 am ET Updated Oct 08, 2016

Former Aide Denounces Trump And Says He Regrets Ever Working For Campaign

“Under no circumstances will I support Donald Trump for president."

A former aide on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign now says he regrets working for the Republican nominee and cannot vote for him for president.

Pratik Chougule, who was formerly the campaign’s policy coordinator, denounced Trump in a short post published on LinkedIn Saturday morning titled, “I Regret Working For Trump And Will Not Support Him For President.”

Under no circumstances will I support Donald Trump for president,” wrote Chougule, who also worked on the presidential campaign of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R). “I regret my decision last April to join the campaign as policy coordinator. Although I left the campaign in August for a variety of reasons, I wish that I had done so sooner and spoken out more forcefully against a candidate who embodies the worst excesses of our culture.”

Several Republicans spoke out against Trump on Friday after a 2005 video of him bragging about indecently assaulting women emerged. Some Republicans rescinded their endorsements of the GOP nominee and others went as far as to say that he should leave the race. 

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.



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