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The Other Donald Trump Is Voting For Hillary

The GOP nominee’s “theatrical persona” is distasteful to his name twin.
This Donald Trump is not voting for&nbsp;<i>that</i> Donald Trump.&nbsp;
This Donald Trump is not voting for that Donald Trump. 

No, not Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, or his son Donald Trump Jr., but decorated cancer researcher Dr. Donald L. Trump, who goes by “Skip” and has garnered some media attention in recent months for the many things he doesn’t have in common with the presidential hopeful.

Dr. Trump, who’s crossed paths with the business mogul over the years due to their shared name and some resulting mixups, revealed in an interview with CNN’s KFile on Monday that he won’t be casting a vote for his name twin. 

“I would vote for Clinton,” said the CEO and executive director of the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute in Northern Virginia, adding that he also voted for President Barack Obama. 

“[I] like the empathy, the inclusiveness, and the progressive policies that they espouse,” Dr. Trump said.

He’s been very turned off by the Republican nominee’s antics.

“I have found [Trump’s] theatrical persona and lack of content to his positions distasteful and particularly some of the rabble-rousing rhetoric and hostile rhetoric I think is distinctly out of place in public discourse,” the oncologist continued. 

The two have had a distant but friendly relationship over the years. In a moment of self-effacement in 2010 that seems lightyears away from the Trump we’ve seen on the campaign trail, the nominee praised the doctor for his work at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York, which he was running at the time. 

“[The institute] is really lucky to have the other Donald Trump, but the other Donald Trump is me because you’re the famous one,” the nominee said in the video.

“Believe it or not what you do in life is more important than what I do in life,” he continued. “So I’d say Donald L. Trump, which is you, is probably more important than Donald J. Trump, which is me.”

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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