Miles Taylor, a former administration official came forward to reveal that he was the anonymous author of the savage opinion piece and book about President Donald Trump, according to USA Today.
Who is Miles Taylor? Said he was “anonymous”, but I don’t know him – never even heard of him. Just another @nytimes SCAM – he worked in conjunction with them. Also worked for Big Tech’s @Google. Now works for Fake News @CNN. They should fire, shame, and punish everybody….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2020
Taylor, who is a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security said, “This election is a two-part referendum: first, on the character of a man, and second, on the character of our nation.”
— Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) October 28, 2020
“That’s why I’m also urging fellow Republicans to put country over party, even if that means supporting Trump’s Democratic opponent.”
“He will not exit quietly – or easily,” Anonymous wrote.
“He doesn’t deserve a second term in office,” Taylor wrote, “and we don’t deserve to live through it.”
“We’ve perpetuated the seemingly endless hostility stoked by this divisive President, so if we really want to restore vibrance to our civic life, the change must begin with each of us, not just with the occupant of the Oval Office,” Taylor said.
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany described Taylor as a “low-level, disgruntled former staffer,” as well as “a liar and a coward who chose anonymity over action and leaking over leading.”
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In the book, entitled “A Warning,” the self-proclaimed member of the “resistance” said Cabinet members considered mass resignations or invoking the 25th Amendment as possible ways to remove Trump from office.
The author also suggested that Trump might refuse to leave office, even if he is defeated for reelection. The author said that is why Trump talks about “coups,” saying he is “seeding the narrative for his followers” that he is being unfairly being forced from office.
Taylor’s book compared Trump to “a twelve-year-old in an air traffic control tower, pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately, indifferent to the planes skidding across the runway and the flights frantically diverting away from the airport.”
The book was a follow-up to a New York Times column of September 2018 in which Anonymous claimed to “part of the resistance inside the Trump Administration.”
The author wrote that “many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”