"The Harvard Republican Club announced it would not support Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, and called for Republican leaders to withdraw their support of the candidate they called a "threat to the survival of the Republic" in a press release Thursday.
In the scathing statement, the largest conservative group at Harvard cited "both policy and temperamental concerns" about Trump and condemned his divisive campaign rhetoric they say "is poisoning our country and our children."
The Republican Club polled its members earlier this week and found that 10 percent of Harvard Republicans intend to support Trump for president, while an "overwhelming majority"—80 percent of polled club members—indicated they would not support the party nominee and 10 percent remained undecided.
"His authoritarian tendencies and flirtations with fascism are unparalleled in the history of our democracy," the Republican Club said in a statement. "He hopes to divide us by race, by class, and by religion, instilling enough fear and anxiety to propel himself to the White House.""