In 2018 the New York Times was only too happy to accommodate a senior Trump administration official who authored an op-ed piece claiming to be part of the “resistance” and called himself “Anonymous.” The liberals went wild with glee that a supposed insider in the administration was going to do some dirty work for the good of the world to help rid it of President Donald Trump. If you listened hard you could hear the buwahahahahaaaaa shouted from the rafters of the Times building.
Well, it turns out that Anonymous revealed himself on Wednesday and it was Department of Homeland Security chief of staff Miles Taylor. Many of you right now are going, “who the hell is that?” And that’s a good question, because no one has ever really heard of him, which means he was not a senior Trump administration official at all, but a chief of staff, which means he was still part of the staff.
Oh, how embarrassing for the Left it would be if they were capable of being embarrassed.
Taylor back in August came out as a critic of President Trump and to support Joe Biden, admitted he wrote the 2019 book, “A Warning” as Anonymous because he wanted it be be 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,” Taylor said in a statement published on Medium. “In other words, Trump’s own lieutenants were alarmed by his instability.”
CNN hired Taylor in September as a contributor, and some at the Fake News network are angry with him because he once lied to the network by denying he was Anonymous when he appeared as himself on Anderson Cooper’s show as a colleague.
Am I the only one who sees the irony of CNN being angry at Taylor for lying to them when just about every anchor at that network lies to the American people multiple times about Donald Trump and his administration each and every day?
“There was an op-ed, there was a book by someone calling themselves ‘Anonymous.’ Are you aware of who that is?” Cooper asked.
“I’m not,” Taylor responded. “Look, that was a parlor game that happened in Washington DC of a lot of folks trying to think of who that might be. I’ve got my own thoughts about who that might be, but-“
“You’re not Anonymous,” Cooper interjected.
“I wear a mask for two things, Anderson: Halloweens and pandemics. So, no,” Taylor answered. Apparently he wears a mask when he lies too.
According to CNN anchor Very Jake Tapper, who broke the story Wednesday afternoon, “We did not know this until today.” Great investigative reporters they got over there, eh?
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a statement revealing 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.
“He was ineffective and incompetent during his time as DHS Chief of Staff which is why he was promptly fired after only serving in this role for a matter of weeks,” McEnany said. “It is appalling a low-ranking official would be granted anonymity and it is clear the New York Times is doing the bidding of Never-Trumpers and Democrats.”
The New York Times published Trump’s tax returns, which is a felony, so allowing low level Taylor to have anonymity is nothing. As the Times saw it, it was yet another way to bash the president.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows took to social media to pile on the former chief of staff.
“You have got to be kidding me. Miles Taylor? That’s who the New York Times granted an anonymous editorial article? I’ve seen more exciting reveals in Scooby-Doo episodes. What a monumental embarrassment.”
President Trump was much harsher on Taylor, saying that he should be “prosecuted.”
“This guy, in my opinion, he should be prosecuted. He should be prosecuted,” Trump said during his rally in Goodyear, Arizona.
When the op-ed by a “senior Trump administration official” was published back in September 2018, the Left was salivating over the possibility that it was someone with a high status profile in the Trump administration. The usual suspects in Fake New floated names like former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, and even one of the most loyal employees to President Trump, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
And they were all wrong. It was a pipsqueak who had no credibility at all.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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