Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green.
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And slams his business.

By Michal Addady
February 29, 2016

Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green is asking his fellow Oklahomans to vote against Donald Trump.

The company is headquartered in Oklahoma City, the largest city and capital of Oklahoma which will be voting in its primaries on Super Tuesday. Politico reports that Green released a statement on Sunday condemning Trump as an unqualified presidential candidate and requesting that his Republican primary-goers don’t vote for him.

The Republican frontrunner, who has been attracting followers in large part because of his business acumen, has admitted to having taken a “small loan of a million dollars” from his father. “Our family business that we began with $600 has quite possibly been more successful than Mr. Trump’s,” Green said in his statement. “But that doesn’t make either of us qualified to be president.”

He added that Trump “scares [him] to death,” and he would prefer the next president to be someone that his great-grandchildren can look up to. For Green, that person is Marco Rubio. He is impressed with the Florida senator because he “regularly exhibits humility and gives the glory to God.”

Hobby Lobby and its owners are perhaps best known for winning a 2014 Supreme Court case in which they argued that they shouldn’t be required to provide employees with contraception under the Affordable Care Act because it goes against their religious beliefs. They clashed with the federal government again in 2015 when the company was being investigated for the illegal importation of ancient artifacts.

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