GOP rep: Trump is 'an embarrassment as a person'
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A Republican congressman on Friday slammed his party’s presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE, saying the businessman is an “embarrassment.”

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“It’s scary in this regard, I mean I’ve publicly said I would vote for him if he’s our nominee, but I remember when Bill ClintonBill ClintonAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ran as the Democrat nominee and he was such an embarrassment as a person,” Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Wis.) said in a radio interview as first reported by Buzzfeed. “You know, I thought the Republicans would never stand for putting somebody up there who’s an embarrassment as a person. You look at Trump University, I mean my goodness.”

“If Donald Trump would approach someone out there and say ‘I’ve got a new business venture, give me $50,000,’ would you do that? Of course you wouldn’t.”

Grothman, who announced his support for Trump’s rival Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhatever you think the Alabama special election means, you’re probably wrong This week: Congress gets ball rolling on tax reform Week ahead: Senators work toward deal to fix ObamaCare markets MORE on Friday, added that he understands the anger fueling Trump’s supporters, but maintained that the business mogul is untrustworthy.

“You look at the way he behaves. If your 8-year-old child behaved that way, you’d wonder if there was something wrong with them. You’d chastise them. This is the president of the United States.”