Another prominent Republican and business leader has come out strongly against Donald Trump.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) - Get Report CEO and HP Inc. (HPQ) - Get Report Chair Meg Whitman announced via Facebook late Tuesday night that she will be supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's run for the presidency. Whitman, a well-known Republican, wrote that to vote for the GOP nominee out of party loyalty alone would be to endorse a candidate she believes "has exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division."
"Donald Trump's demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character," she wrote. Trump's reckless and uninformed positions on critical issues -- from immigration to our economy to foreign policy -- have made it abundantly clear that he lacks both the policy depth and sound judgment required as President."
The executive also complemented former Secretary of State Clinton, touting her "temperament, global experience and commitment to America's bedrock national values."
She closed calling on her fellow Republicans to join her in rejecting Trump, echoing a similar call made by President Obama earlier in the day.
In a phone interview with The New York Times, Whitman clarified that her support for Clinton won't just be at the ballot box -- it will be monetary as well.
"I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her," she said.
Clinton reached out to Whitman via phone about a month ago as part of a larger effort to court prominent Republicans.
Whitman has made no secret of her distaste for Trump. She slammed Chris Christie, whose presidential bid she had initially backed, when he endorsed Trump in February, calling the move "an astonishing display of political opportunism." She told CNBCin March she wouldn't be voting for Trump and characterized his comments about women, Muslims and reporters as "repugnant." She also made donations to Our Principles PAC, a super PAC created to take down Trump.
Whitman has even gone after Trump's business record, telling TheStreet's Jim Cramer recently that "the jury's out" on whether his business credentials are actually that impressive.
The HPE executive is one of a string of Republicans to split from Trump and announce their support for Clinton in recent days. Longtime Christie Aide Maria Comello, top Jeb Bush adviser Sally Bradshaw, Senator John McCain's granddaughter Caroline McCain have said publicly they will back Clinton over Trump, and Tuesday retiring Representative Richard Hanna of New York became the first Republican congressman to say he would cast his vote for Clinton come November.