KAINDL WOODCARD, a lifelong Democrat who now says she is voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, says she has not yet made up her mind but is leaning toward voting for the businessman, who has been the subject of a wave of criticism from Democrats for the tone of his rhetoric and policies.
“I think he’s not the right person to be president,” Woodcarve, 66, said of Trump in a telephone interview with ABC News.
“He’s a Trump fan, but I’ve not made up my mind yet.
But, you know, I’m a Republican.
I think he should have his own party.”
Woodcarv said she has always been a Republican but decided to become a Democrat in the 1990s after watching her husband die from lung cancer.
Woodcarven, who is married with four children, has supported Democratic presidential candidates, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Woodcavill said she was shocked when she learned that Trump would be the GOP nominee.
That’s unbelievable,” she said.
“It’s so crazy.”
But, she added, she thinks Trump’s tone has been “too harsh.”
“I’m looking forward to seeing how he will handle his transition into the presidency,” Woodcv said.
Asked about a possible Cabinet pick, Woodcarved said she would not know until she hears from Trump himself.
“Maybe we’ll see,” she added.
Trump has come under fire from Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), for his inflammatory rhetoric and comments about Mexican immigrants.
Last month, the Los Angeles Times reported that Trump has called Mexicans criminals and rapists.
He has also suggested that if he were elected, he would deport millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Woodcock, the Democratic member of the California Assembly, also expressed concern about Trump’s temperament and expressed concern that he would be unable to handle his responsibilities as president.
“You know, the people that are going to be dealing with him are going a little bit more slowly, and I think they’re going to find him a little more difficult to deal with,” she told ABC News in an interview.
“There’s no question he has a lot of work to do.”