Donald Trump will cast his ballot Hillary Clinton. Well not the Donald Trump, rather a Donald Trump.
Dr. Donald L. Trump — not to be confused with Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump — told CNN's KFile Monday that he would vote for Democratic nominee Clinton, a departure from his previous stance on not revealing his political preference. The other Trump, who goes by "Skip," is an oncologist who runs the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute in Falls Church, Virginia, but has been subject to countless jabs and "you're fired" jokes. He has proven reluctant to comment on Trump's controversial presidential campaign but just revealed to CNN he was no fan of The Donald.
"I would vote for Clinton, I voted for Obama, because I like what they propose. I like the empathy, the inclusiveness, and the progressive policies that they espouse," he said to KFile. "I have found [Trump's] theatrical persona and lack of content to his positions distasteful and particularly some of the rabble-rousing rhetoric and hostile rhetoric I think is distinctly out of place in public discourse."
Dr. Trump had previously said in August of last year he was "a medical oncologist not a political commentator" and had "nothing to say particularly about his path to the presidency."
Donald L. Trump, who has previously met Donald J. Trump, officially jumped aboard the campaign that appears to be in a better position to win. The Real Clear Politics average of polls has Clinton up 5.4 points in a four-way race that includes Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein. The polls-only election forecast from data-driven website FiveThirtyEight Tuesday gave Clinton an about 86 percent chance of winning the election.
The areas around where Dr. Trump would live both seem to be strongly in support of Clinton. The FiveThirtyEight forecast gave Clinton a greater than 99.9 percent chance of winning Washington, D.C.'s three electoral votes, while the former secretary of state is up eight percentage points in Virginia, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls.