Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTSKXLH
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By Fortune Staff
August 5, 2016

Harvard University is hardly a bastion of conservativism, but the Harvard Republican Club, for the last 128 years, has always endorsed the Republican nominee for president. This year, the Harvard Republican Club broke with tradition and said it would not support Donald Trump, the GOP nominee.

“Donald Trump holds views that are antithetical to our values not only as Republicans, but as Americans,” the group said in a message posted on Facebook on Thursday. “The rhetoric he espouses –from racist slander to misogynistic taunts– is not consistent with our conservative principles.”

The group, which is the oldest college Republicans’ club in the country, said it also wouldn’t endorse Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

Read the entire statement here:


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