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Why I will not vote for Donald Trump

His ignorance, emotional instability, demagogy, solipsism and vindictiveness will do more than result in a failed presidency, and could lead to national catastrophe.

Mr Trump's presence in the 2016 race has already had pernicious effects, but they are nothing compared with what would happen if he were the Republican standard- bearer.

BEGINNING with Ronald Reagan, I have voted Republican in every presidential election since I first became eligible to vote in 1980. I worked in the Reagan and George H W Bush administrations and in the White House for George W Bush as a speechwriter and adviser. I have also worked for Republican