GOP Mayor Dumps ‘Deranged’ Donald Trump For Joe Biden , Michael Taylor — the GOP mayor of Michigan’s fourth-largest city, Sterling Heights — is all in for Joe Biden. The longtime Republican officially endorsed Biden in the 2020 election (should Barack Obama’s vice president secure the Democratic ,
Presidential nomination) in a Chicago Tribune article published Monday. “I think Joe Biden is the candidate who can unify all of the Democrats, and he’s the candidate who can appeal to moderates and Republicans like me who don’t want to see four more years of President Trump,”
Taylor described the 2016 election as a nationwide “referendum” on Washington politics and recalled “thinking this Trump thing is insane, but when it was down to him and Hillary (Clinton), I kind of said, ‘Well, you are a Republican,
And yeah he’s nuts, but maybe he’ll get better and you know he’s going to lower taxes.’”
How could I look at those three kids and tell them I’m proud to support Donald Trump? I can’t. I won’t. I’m voting for @JoeBiden tomorrow and endorsing him for President of the United States. I hope you’ll join me. #Biden2020#MichiganPrimary https://twitter.com/chicagotribune/status/1236979397711847426 …
Democrats’ path back to White House goes through counties like this one in Michigan, where a Trump-voting mayor is endorsing Joe Biden https://trib.al/26xfHAj
“I slowly talked myself into it,” Taylor explained. “‘He can’t seriously be this deranged once he gets in there,’ and he’s even more deranged now than I thought then. So, I take the blame. I voted for him.”
Taylor repeated his criticism of Trump in a subsequent interview with The Washington Post, in which he also took aim at the president’s haphazard tackling of the coronavirus crisis.