Ahead of the primary in Michigan, Republican Mayor and 2016 Trump voter Michael Taylor has endorsed Joe Biden.
Taylor is mayor of Sterling Heights, Michigan, in Macomb County, where Trump won 54% of the vote in 2016.
Taylor told Newsweek that he voted for Trump in 2016, but will be voting for Biden because Trump is “deranged.”
“I remember thinking this Trump thing is insane, but when it was down to him and Hillary, 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,” Taylor said. “I slowly talked myself into it. ‘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 said he has received a lot of encouragement since announcing the endorsement on Monday, and believes Biden is the candidate who can defeat Trump.
“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 said, according to the Chicago Tribune on Monday.