Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman backed Chris Christie during his failed attempt to become the GOP Presidential candidate, but she won’t follow him in his decision to endorse Donald Trump.
In a strongly-worded statement on Sunday, Whitman blasted the New Jersey governor for endorsing Trump.
Whitman said Trump is “unfit” to be president.
“Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism,” Whitman added.
Trump, the Republican frontrunner, is a “dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears” and would “take America on a dangerous journey,” Whitman said.
Following her comments Christie said on ABC that Whitman was a “friend” and that they “obviously … have a difference of political opinion. And that’s OK.”
Whitman served as the national finance co-chair for Christie’s campaign.
Meg Whitman went one step further and asked Christie’s supporters to “reject the governor and Donald Trump outright.”
Whitman added: “For some of us, principle and country still matter.”