"This year I will vote for a Democrat for the first time," said Doug Elmets, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night.
“I know Ronald Reagan," he explained. "I worked for Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump, you are no Ronald Reagan.”
This year's Republican platform and chosen nominee, Elmets continued, is too extreme for his liking. As a result, he's voting Democrat for the first time in his life.
"Loyalty to our country is more important than loyalty to our party," he concluded.
The Republican National Committee was prepared for Elmets' remarks, highlighting the fact that he has donated to Democrats for years and is no Republican.