Former President Donald Trump released a blistering statement on his website blog Wednesday evening, responding to the news that a group of over 100 “former Republican officials” are threatening to form a new party.
Trump zeroed in on Miles Taylor, one of the organizers of the group, and a former Trump administration official. Taylor served in the Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as chief of staff to former DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting secretary Kevin McAleenan.
In 2018, while deputy chief of staff to Nielsen, Taylor wrote a NY Times op-ed titled, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” and signed it “Anonymous,” which created wide speculation of the author’s identity. He finally revealed that he was “Anonymous” in October 2020.
In his statement released on Wednesday, Trump recalled that Taylor was Anonymous, but appeared to dismiss or forget the role Taylor held in his administration.
Below is Trump’s fiery statement:
A guy named Miles Taylor, who I have no idea who he is, don’t remember ever meeting him or having a conversation with, gets more publicity pretending he was in the inner circle of our Administration when he was definitely not. Some people refer to him as “absolutely nothing.” I hear he is on CNN and MSDNC all the time, but he had nothing to do with any of my decisions, and I wouldn’t even know what he looks like. He is the guy who fraudulently wrote a make-believe book and statement to the failing New York Times calling himself “Anonymous.” That’s right, he, a lowlife that I didn’t know, was Anonymous.
Now he’s putting together a group of RINOs and Losers who are coming out to protest President Trump despite our creating the greatest economy ever, getting us out of endless wars, rebuilding our Great Military, reducing taxes and regulations by historic levels, creating Space Force, appointing almost 300 Judges, and much, much more! He is a phony who will probably be sued over his fake book and fake “Anonymous” editorial, which caused so much treasonous stir.
Miles Taylor and his fellow RINO losers like Tom Ridge, Christine Todd Whitman, and Crazy Barbara Comstock voted for Biden, and now look what they have—a socialist regime with collapsing borders, massive tax and regulation hikes, unrest in the Middle East, and long gas lines. He is even giving us men setting new records playing women’s sports. What a disaster for our Country it has been!
Taylor responds…. Miles Taylor responded on Twitter, sharing a copy of Trump’s statement – along with a photo of himself with Trump in the Oval Office.
“I’d send him a response on here, but only one of us has a Twitter account. If I ever can’t find a home, I know I can live rent-free in this guy’s head (granted, the pipes are broken, the carpets are filthy, and the management is perpetually out to lunch),” Taylor mocked.
If I ever can’t find a home, I know I can live rent-free in this guy’s head (granted, the pipes are broken, the carpets are filthy, and the management is perpetually out to lunch). pic.twitter.com/gUBWEOwDJK
— Miles Taylor (@MilesTaylorUSA) May 12, 2021
Another Twitter user also shared a photo of Trump with Taylor and tweeted, “Trump is claiming he never met Miles Taylor. Wrote an entire rant about how he could not be Anonymous cause Trump has no idea who he is. Here we go again.”
Trump is claiming he never met Miles Taylor.
Wrote an entire rant about how he could not be Anonymous cause Trump has no idea who he is.
Here we go again. 😌 pic.twitter.com/mAZmI65Dp6
— Reesus Patriot (@ReesusP) May 12, 2021
In an MSNBC appearance on Wednesday, Taylor said he was issuing a threat: “If the GOP doesn’t fix its act, then we’re going to hasten the creation of an alternative.”
“What we’re going to be announcing tomorrow is what you could call an ‘I’m not crazy’ coalition inside the Republican party. We’re gonna announce a group of Republicans and ex-Republicans that say we want rational, pragmatic governance” – @MilesTaylorUSA w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/R61ILznyp7
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) May 12, 2021
Heath Mayo, a conservative in Texas and self-described “Never Trumper,” also responded to Trump’s statement, writing, “I would like to thank Mr. Trump for advertising, in his most recent statement, that his and the GOP’s actions are causing many long-time conservatives to walk away. GOP voters should ask themselves: Will shrinking the team for the sake of one man’s lies really win the future?”
I would like to thank Mr. Trump for advertising, in his most recent statement, that his and the GOP’s actions are causing many long-time conservatives to walk away.
GOP voters should ask themselves: Will shrinking the team for the sake of one man’s lies really win the future?
— Heath Mayo (@HeathMayo) May 12, 2021
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