A former GOP speechwriter is considering voting for a Democratic candidate in the general election over Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents A history lesson on the Confederacy for President Trump GOP senator: Trump hasn't 'changed much' since campaign MORE.

Ben Stein, a conservative economist, said he's never voted for a Democrat before — adding that he'd like to see a Republican in office — but called the front-runner "dangerously misinformed" and said he would "sink" the party.

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"I like him, but he’s dangerously misinformed," he said on CNN on Wednesday.

Stein said he went to law school with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAssange meets U.S. congressman, vows to prove Russia did not leak him documents High-ranking FBI official leaves Russia probe OPINION | Steve Bannon is Trump's indispensable man — don't sacrifice him to the critics MORE, adding he's always had a "kind of fondness for her."

“She was always a very nice young woman,” Stein said.

He also said he admired her rival Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Road to renewable energy is filled with potholes of ‘magic thinking’ Bernie Sanders: Trump’s Charlottesville comments ‘embarrassing’ MORE's single-payer national health plan.

“When I worked for Mr. Nixon as a speechwriter, I wrote the message that sent up Mr. Nixon’s proposal for single-payer health plan,” he said.

Stein said he liked Ted CruzTed CruzThe media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville Curtis wins GOP primary for House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Kimmel: Let’s make Trump a king so he has no power MORE and "loved" Marco RubioMarco RubioScarborough: Trump has chosen the 'wrong side' THE MEMO: Trump reignites race firestorm RNC spokeswoman: GOP stands behind Trump's message 'of love and inclusiveness' MORE. But he added Rubio is "hanging an albatross around Mr. Trump's neck that doesn't deserve to be there," referring to criticism over David Duke and The Ku Klux Klan.

“Mr. Trump definitely did disavow the Ku Klux Klan and to say otherwise is simply not true,” Stein said.

"If I could just snap my fingers and have anyone it would be Marco Rubio," he said. "But I think he's been a little bit disingenuous lately."

He also called New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a very capable governor but said he made a poor decision in his endorsement of Trump.

"I think he made a mistake getting on the Trump bandwagon, and I just hope that bandwagon does not drag the whole party out to sea and sink us," Stein said. 

"I'm afraid that's what's coming down the road."