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Billionaire Klarman: Trump ‘completely unqualified’ to be president

Greg Nash

Billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman on Wednesday slammed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and said he will help to elect Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to the White House.

{mosads}”His words and actions over the last several days are so shockingly unacceptable in our diverse and democratic society that it is simply unthinkable that Donald Trump could become our president,” Klarman, the president and chief executive of the Baupost Group, told Reuters.

He said that Tump’s comments “that the election will be rigged is particularly dangerous.”

“I will continue to find ways to support Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump,” he said.

“He is completely unqualified for the highest office in the land.”

Trump earlier this week said he’s “afraid the election is going to be rigged.”

The GOP nominee has also been facing backlash over comments he’s made toward the family of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan, Humayun’s father, spoke critically of the GOP nominee during the Democratic National Convention last week.

Klarman is registered as an independent but has given largely to Republicans in the past, according to Reuters. He has donated to political action committees this election cycle that backed Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

He has also given some donations to some Democratic campaigns, including Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Mark Warner (Va.). In June, he gave $5,400 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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