A former chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security under the Trump Administration is spilling his experiences in a political ad for Joe Biden. He describes trying to brief the president on important matters of national security, only to be rebuffed, because Trump wasn’t interested. He says the president wanted to deny aid to wildfire victims, because California didn’t support him politically.
In a new ad for Republican Voters Against Trump, Miles Taylor, who served on the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, talks about his experiences trying to brief Trump on security matters, and about Trump’s rages and vengeful nature.
We would go in to try to talk to them about a pressing national security issue, cyber attack, terrorism threat. He wasn’t interested in those things. To him they weren’t priorities…
The California wildfires – on a phone call…he told FEMA to cut off the money and to no longer give individual assistance…to people whose houses have burned down from a wildfire, because he was so rageful that people in the state of California didn’t support him, and that politically it wasn’t a base for him…
A lot of the time, the things he wanted to do not only were impossible, but in many cases illegal. He didn’t want us to tell him it was illegal anymore because he knew that there were, and these were his words, he knew that he had “magical authorities.”
See the full video below:
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Taylor adds more, describing what he saw of Trump’s border policy (such as asking how much it would cost to resharpen spikes at the top of portions of border wall), Trump’s divisive nature and its effects on the U.S. population, and COVID-19, calling Trump’s pandemic response “bungled” and calling out his failure to use the response system that had been built since 9/11/01.
It is more than a little ironic that Trump is campaigning for a second term as a law-and-order president. His first term has been dangerously chaotic. Four more years of this are unthinkable.
Miles Taylor is one more in a string of Republicans who have shared their story in RVAT videos. Others can be found here.
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