Padma Lakshmi , the former wife of author Salman Rushdie says she would never vote for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from being elected. “Even if he wasn’t the racist buffoon that he is making himself out to be, I probably wouldn’t vote for him,” Lakshmi said.
“But as an immigrant, I obviously don’t see his worldview as mine,” she told Variety.
Lakshmi, 45, who moved from India to New York as a child, said she is particularly bothered by Trump’s controversial views on immigration.
“We are a country of immigrants, so to say you should put a wall up or limit certain ethnicities is sort of antithetical to what this country is about,” she said.
“Top chef ” host noted that because she runs the women’s health organisation, she has been paying close attention to Trump’s recent comments on reproductive rights specifically, that women receiving abortions should be punished.