Miles Taylor, a former Trump appointee who publicly endorsed Joe Biden for President, has revealed himself as the author of an infamous New York Times op-ed rebuking the Trump administration.
The former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019 claims to be “Anonymous” – the author of a 2018 article “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” he wrote for The New York Times.
Now, however, Taylor is stepping forward as the author of the piece. Taylor recently made headlines for publicly endorsing Biden for President, as part of a Republican Voters Against Trump-backed effort.
Taylor has also appeared on several Lincoln Project videos.
The article garnered considerable traction in establishment circles, bolstering mainstream media’s claims about President Trump as an incompetent leader. Taylor’s claims, however, are undermined by the fact he was a junior staffer in the administration who never worked directly with President Trump.
White House Chief if Staff Mark Meadows took to Twitter to slam The New York Times for amplifying the claims of a “no-name agency with no access to President Trump”:
Laughable as the “Miles Taylor Anonymous” episode is, it’s every bit as damaging to the media. The New York Times amplified a no-name agency deputy with no access to President Trump and misled Americans into thinking he was an influential senior official. Absolutely ridiculous.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) October 28, 2020