Former Ronald Reagan Staffer Doug Elmets Announces Support for Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump

Elmets spoke at the Democratic National Convention, calling Trump a "petulant, dangerously unbalanced reality star."
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Transcript for Former Ronald Reagan Staffer Doug Elmets Announces Support for Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump
It's an honor to be here. And ugly it's also a shock. Not because of the momentous nature of this event were the size of the crowd. It's a shock because. Unlike many of view I'm a Republican. Am. Forty years ago I'd keep helps my first to vote for president. Voting Republican that today like I would do its time and again. I haven't just voted Republican. I've worked in president Reagan's White House. I recently led an effort to place a statue. Of Ronald Reagan in California's capital. I'm here tonight to say. I knew Ronald Reagan. I worked for Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump you are no Ronald Reagan. President Reagan came mostly sit. To pare down this wall. Trusted us build the wall because that won't make America great again. Reagan saw a nuance. At trump sees the world as us vs them. Where somebody whip brown skin or a foreign sounding name is likely to blame for our troubles. Reagan knew that a leader needs diplomacy to steer a safe prosperous sports forward. Trump is a potential much. Dangerously unbalanced reality star. Who won't coddle tyrants and alienate allies. I shudder to think we're he might lead our great nation. Fortunately. I don't believe he'll get that chance. While Hillary holds many policy positions that differ from my own. Her qualifications. Are indisputable. Hillary knows that our strength of a nation lies in uniting not dividing. This year's Republican platform is the most alarming I've ever seen. It's laced with anti immigrant anti gay anti women resistance that do not represent the views of most Americans. That is why this year I won't vote for a Democrat. For the first time. It. To my fellow Republicans. If you believe like I do. Loyalty to our country is more important than loyalty to party. If you want a president with a good judgment a steady neon and a temperament to represent our nations of the world and our children. I asked you join me in voting for Hillary Clinton as president of the United States. We've you.

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