Unfocused, undisciplined, terrifying. These were the descriptions given by Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, on President Trump’s presidency. He claims Trump wanted to use the agency for his own political agenda. From the two and a half years that he had worked for the administration, he was able to conclude that national security, cyber attacks, and terrorism threats were not on Trump’s priorities. This was what impelled him to endorse Democratic nominee for the U.S. Presidency Joe Biden, despite their political differences. Taylor is confident than Biden will protect the country.
CBS News: Former Trump administration official calls his presidency “terrifying”
Based on CBS News report, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security recorded an ad for a political group opposing President Trump, calling the Trump presidency “terrifying.” Miles Taylor, who left DHS in 2019, claims the president wanted to use the agency “for his own political purposes and to fuel his own agenda.”
“What we saw week in and week out and for me after two and a half years in that administration was terrifying,” said Taylor in a video posted Monday on Twitter by by Republican Voters Against Trump. “We would go in to try to talk to them about a pressing national security, cyber attack, terrorism threat. He wasn’t interested in those things to him. They weren’t priorities.”
“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 them it was illegal anymore because he knew that there were, and these were his words, he knew that he had magical authorities,” Taylor continued. He called Mr. Trump “unfocused” and “undisciplined.”
ABC News: Former DHS official blasts Trump, endorses Biden
In a corresponding news by ABC News, a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden‘s bid for the presidency, calling President Donald Trump “unfocused and undisciplined.”
“Given what I’ve experienced in the administration, I have to support Joe Biden for president,” former Trump administration official Miles Taylor said in a video posted and produced by the group Republican Voters Against Trump. “And even though I’m not a Democrat, even though I disagree on key issues, I’m confident that Joe Biden will protect the country, and I’m confident he won’t make the same mistakes as this president.”