Miles Taylor has come forward and revealed himself to be the anonymous anti-Trump admin official who wrote the 2018 NY Times Op-Ed and Book critical of Trump.
In a statement to CNN, Taylor explains “More than two years ago, I published an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times about Donald Trump’s perilous presidency, while I was serving under him. He responded with a short but telling tweet: “TREASON?””
“Trump sees personal criticism as subversive,” he continues “I take a different view. As Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or anyone else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about anyone else.” We do not owe the President our silence. We owe him and the American people the truth.”
Taylor adds later “I witnessed Trump’s inability to do his job over the course of two-and-a-half years inside the Administration. Everyone saw it, though most were hesitant to speak up for fear of reprisals.
So when I left the Administration, I wrote A Warning, a character study of the current Commander in Chief and a caution to voters that it wasn’t as bad as it looked inside the Trump Administration — it was worse. While I claim sole authorship of the work, the sentiments expressed within it were widely held among officials at the highest levels of the federal government. In other words, Trump’s own lieutenants were alarmed by his instability.”
In August, Miles Taylor claimed he was not the author during an appearance on CNN.