Steve Hilton, David Cameron’s former communications director, has backed Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
The ex-No.10 aide, who now lives and works in the United States, stopped short of offering “enthusiastic” backing for the Republican - but said he preferred him to Hillary Clinton.
Writing for Fox News, Hilton said “rich coastal elites” supported Clinton because they would “do just fine” even if the Democrat failed to grow the economy once elected.
“You don’t have to agree with everything Donald Trump says or does to conclude that he would make the most positive, practical difference in the real lives of real people,” he said.
“Clinton has confirmed all the worst fears people had about her: the lying, the corruption, the constant political calculation and lack of deep conviction; the jaw-dropping arrogance and sense of entitlement displayed by her and her acolytes in America’s insular ruling elite; their snooty and divisive contempt for working people and anyone who doesn’t share their ideological worldview.”
Steve Hilton makes the case for Donald Trump
In his article, Hilton, who backed Brexit, said while “nobody could possibly defend” the revelations about Trumps attitude to women - he was a better choice for president.
Quizzed about his support of Trump on Twitter, Hilton said it was “simplistic” to say he had “come out for Trump” but he did prefer the Republican.
With the election just one week away, Democrats nerves are frayed in the wake of FBI director James Comey’s announcement that the bureau is looking into more emails that could be related to Clinton’s private email use while she was secretary of state.