On Wednesday, a new endorser and supporter of Donald Trump has emerged. In an op-ed posted to Real Clear Politics, this new rider on the Trump Train explains why the presumptive GOP nominee should be voted into the White House and not Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The endorser is Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, who joins his other co-founder Ken Langone in the push for Trump. Marcus’ full op-ed, titled “Why I Stand with Trump,” can be read here, but the brief opening paragraphs to Marcus’ op-ed can be viewed below:
“As a backer of former Republican presidential candidates, I now stand in support of Donald J. Trump because the fate of this nation depends upon sending him, and not Hillary Clinton, to the White House. I know Donald Trump, but we’re not close friends. However, I believe he will begin on Day One undoing the damage done by President Barack Obama. I stand ready to help him at every turn.
Like many, I am deeply concerned about the US Supreme Court. When Trump recently released his list of potential appointees, I grew confident in his resolve to keep our court balanced. Even more important: Clinton will push the court leftward for generations. She must be stopped. But I draw even more from lessons learned when we founded The Home Depot in 1978 rather than from the contentious GOP primary of 2016.
I genuinely believe that if we to started The Home Depot today, we would fail because of the hurdles government, especially the current administration, places in front of small business owners. I never forget The Home Depot’s small business roots – we started as a small business with four stores in Atlanta, Georgia.
I think of the banker who nearly lost his job by taking a risk and giving us a line of credit when we started. He didn’t just look at our balance sheet; he believed in our character and determination. Government regulators don’t allow this under Dodd-Frank – a law Hillary Clinton wants to make far worse.”