Thursday October 29, 2020
As chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, Miles Taylor helps ensure that children of illegal immigrants are separated from their parents on the US border. He conceals his identity to gain insight into the interior of the Trump administration, and now he reveals himself shortly before the presidential election.
A former employee of the US Department of Homeland Security has revealed himself as a mysterious “Anonymous” who caused a stir with harsh criticism of President Donald Trump. Former ministry chief of staff Miles Taylor said he was the author of a 2018 guest article in the New York Times and the book “Warning from the White House” published the following year.
Taylor’s contribution to the “New York Times” hit like a bomb in September 2018. With a hidden identity and under the title “I am part of the resistance within the Trump administration”, he provided interior views of the White House. As a staunch Republican, he was shocked by Trump’s administration and described how he and other employees are trying to prevent the president’s “worst” excesses.
As Chief of Staff to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned in April 2019, he was involved in the implementation of controversial decisions by the Trump administration. These include the entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries and the separation of children of illegal immigrants from their parents at the US border.
Taylor stands behind Biden
However, when the article was published in September 2018, the author’s description as “senior officials of the Trump administration” had led many to suspect that “Anonymous” was someone from the inner circle of power in the White House. The author had accused the president of “anti-democratic impulses” and unpredictable behavior.
In the following year, the same “Anonymus” wrote the book “Warning from the White House: A high-ranking Trump employee unpacks”, which has also been translated into German. The book describes Trump as deeply immoral, describes in detail grievances in the White House and closes with a call to elect Trump from office in November 2020.
Taylor had already left the government by the time he wrote the book. Much has been speculated about the identity of “Anonymus”. Last summer, Taylor appeared publicly as a Trump critic – but without revealing that he was “Anonymous”. The former government employee even denied this. He stood behind Trump’s challenger Joe Biden ahead of next Tuesday’s presidential election.
The Trump camp reacted contemptuously to Taylor. A White House spokeswoman describes him as an “absolute loser”. A Trump campaign spokesman said Taylor was nothing but a “standard edition of the arrogant Washington swamp guy” who “loved” Trump until he discovered he could make money by attacking the president.