Taylor said in an interview to CNN, “At the end of the day, the man with his finger on the nuclear trigger is a man whose mind is not on his job.” “This is worrying, and this is not the opinion of a handful of people in the administration.”
Taylor, who served in the Homeland Security Department (DHS) between 2017 and 2019, said more people would speak out in opposition to Trump in the coming weeks.
“What they are going to tell you is that there was this widespread feeling in the administration,” Taylor said. “And I can tell you that today you’re talking to friends in the administration who asked me to say ‘thank you for speaking out,’ that there are people very close to the president who felt that way about him Is about him, leadership and the desire that he not have a second term in office. “
“At the end of the day, a man with his finger on the nuclear trigger is a man whose mind is not at his job on a daily basis. … I’m a person speaking. You’re going to see more. The coming weeks People in, “Trump’s Official Miles Taylor Says About President pic.twitter.com/T303hztMLp
– CNN Politics (@CNNPol Politics) August 18, 2020
On Monday, group Republican voters against Trump released an ad, in which Taylor called Trump’s presidency “terrible” and said he felt compelled to vote for Biden “November” which I experienced in the administration. “Among other things, Taylor claimed that Trump attempted to exploit the DHS to fuel his own” political objectives and his own agenda. “
He alleged that Trump tried to cut off federal wildlife aid in California because the state did not support him and that his child segregation policy on the southern border was part of an effort to prevent people from going to the “border in the first place.”
Former DHS officer, who once served as chief of staff for the former secretary Karstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenDHS dismissed the government watchdog saying top officials were improperly appointed The GOP group launched a new advertisement supporting the ex-Trump DHS official, with Biden Schumer for Widen Supported, Cudinelli asked to step down after the watchdog said his appointments violated the law., Also offered an op-ed in The Washington Post in which he argued that the president’s decisions were hurting America’s standing around the world.
In a tweet Tuesday, Trump called Taylor a “disgruntled employee”, and said he never heard of her.
Trump tweeted, “He left the fake news circuit with open arms.” “Said to be a real ‘rude’. They will take anyone against us!”
Speaking on CNN, Taylor dismissed Trump’s comments, stating that “anytime Donald Trump finds that a person does not share or oppose his views, he is, in fact, Actually finds a way to say, ‘I don’t know that person.’ “
He later said that many believed Trump could do an effective job in the White House, only to be disappointed by his performance.
“I think it’s time for us to put the country in the party, and I hope other Republicans will do the same,” he said.