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GOP Fundraiser Meg Whitman Endorses Clinton

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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015 file photo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise President and CEO Meg Whitman is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Whitman is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

Richard Drew / File / AP

(AP) - Top Republican donor and fundraiser Meg Whitman is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, saying she cannot support a candidate who has "exploited anger, grievance, xenophobia and racial division."

The Hewlett-Packard executive says in a statement Tuesday night that Republican nominee Donald Trump's "demagoguery has undermined the fabric of our national character."

Whitman says Trump's "reckless and uninformed" positions on critical issues from immigration to the economy and foreign policy show he lacks the policy depth and judgment a president needs.

She says national security would be in danger under a Trump presidency and she encourages all Republicans to support Clinton in November.

The former eBay chief executive ran unsuccessfully for California governor in 2010, spending $144 million of her own money in a $178 million losing battle against Democrat Jerry Brown.