Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard CEO and major donor to political campaigns, likened presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump to 20th Century fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, Politico reported on Friday, while grilling Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan for his endorsement of Trump.
Whitman's comments came during a question and answer session with Ryan at Experts and Enthusiasts, a summit convened annually by previous presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Park City, Utah, two sources told Politico.
As Whitman confronted Ryan over his endorsement, she compared the real estate mogul to Hitler and Mussolini, to which Ryan responded that he had criticized Trump in the past but also has a complex position that requires him to lead an entire conference.
Whitman has consistently been a Trump critic and helped fund anti-Trump super PAC Our Principles during the primary season.
Meanwhile, Republicans are looking for assurances that Trump can maintain the discipline needed of a presidential candidate as he prepares for the general election contest with Hillary Clinton.
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