“We do not give the president silence. We owe the truth to him and the American people, “writes Miles Taylor, currently a Google employee, in an editorial published Wednesday on the Medium website, entitled” Why I’m No Longer Anonymous. “
The revelation of his identity led to a flurry of criticism of The New York Times (NYT), which published the text at the time stating that its author was a “high-ranking official” of the Trump administration.
In the text he published in Medium, Miles Taylor assures that he is “a Republican” and that he “wanted the president to be successful.”
“But all too often, in a time of crisis, we have seen Donald Trump prove to be out of character and that his personal weaknesses have led to leadership failures, which can be measured in American loss of life,” the former official wrote. who worked at the Department of Homeland Security from January 2017 until the summer of 2019.
He assured that many members of the Trump administration were of the same opinion as him, but that “most were reluctant to speak out for fear of reprisals.”
At a campaign rally in Arizona, Donald Trump mocked “a guy who never worked at the White House” and wrote “a fake book.”
The acting head of state said he needed to be prosecuted.
A White House spokeswoman, Sarah Matthews, also denounced a “finished loser” and criticized the NYT for guaranteeing the anonymity of “a lower-ranking official.”
In his text, “The Anonymous” told how he and others like him struggled from within against the “worst grip” of a president with “petty”, “impetuous” and “inefficient” leadership.
He especially accused the president of harming the “good health” of the republic.
The circulation of this anonymous editorial caused controversy at the time. Donald Trump accused a “betrayal” and categorized the anonymous author of the text as a “coward”.
A year later, “Anonymous” published the book “A Warning,” a “shocking first-hand testimony of President Trump and his work,” according to his publishing house.
Miles Taylor defended her anonymity on Wednesday.
“I wanted the focus to be on the arguments themselves,” not to give Donald Trump a chance to “divert attention through petty insults and insults.”
Six days before the US election, Miles Taylor urged Republican voters to “put the country above” and vote with Democrat Joe Biden.
“I think Joe Biden’s decency will unite us where Donald Trump’s dishonesty has torn us apart,” he said.