All Rights Reserved. John Kasich. Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security chief of staff and outspoken Trump critic, says he wrote 2018 ‘Anonymous’ book October 28, 2020 Will.i.am hopes ‘LOVE’ will drive voters to the polls Copyright © 2020 by The Associated Press. Following Trump’s crack down on George Floyd protesters in June, Trump’s former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wrote in an Atlantic op-ed that he was “angry and appalled” at Trump’s treatment of protesters, adding, “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try.” Former White House Chief of Staff and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly concurred, stating “we need to look harder at who we elect.”. WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 17: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he leaves the White ... [+] House for a trip to Minnesota and Wisconsin August 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. Taylor isn’t even the first Republican to come out for Biden on Monday; former New York Rep. Susan Molinari and former New Jersey Gov. There are 100+ professionals named "Miles Taylor", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. Following his departure from the administration in 2019 he joined Google to work on government affairs and national security issue – a move condemned by Democrats at the time over Taylor’s role in Trump’s Muslim ban and family seperation policy. Trump, Biden respond to fatal police shooting and unrest in Philly, Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida, MTA will not restore overnight service for Election Day, Hours-long waits to vote in NYC prompt calls for change, Positivity rate creeps up to 'concerning' level in NYC, mayor says, NY Giants player tests positive for COVID-19, NYPD promotes woman for first time to Chief of Patrol. View the profiles of professionals named "Miles Taylor" on LinkedIn. He was formerly a Trump administration appointee who served in the United States Department of Homeland Security from 2017 to 2019, including as Chief of Staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Chad Wolf . But they may not be the last, as several sitting GOP senators have publicly and privately mused about not voting for Trump, with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) explicitly ruling it out. Kirstjen Nielsen, then secretary of homeland security, and Miles Taylor, then homelands security chief of staff, on 27 March 2018. And I’m confident he won’t make the same mistakes as this president.”, Taylor is not the first former Trump official – or even the first former Trump administration Homeland Security official – to come out against the president in recent months. “Given what I have experienced in the administration, I have to support Joe Biden for president,” Taylor concluded. Former DHS staffer Miles Taylor once defended a “tough” but “tailored” version of Trump’s controversial travel ban and served under Kirstjen Nielsen during the implementation of the family separation policy at the US–Mexico border. “A lot of the times the things he wanted to do not only were impossible, but in many cases illegal,” Taylor said, pointing to Trump’s desire to renew his “no tolerance” policy and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. Former Homeland Security Chief of Staff Miles Taylor claimed Trump withheld disaster aid to Democratic voters and warned of a ‘no-holds-barred’ second term. Trump said he may travel to Iowa to survey damage from last week's powerful storms and that a memorial service will be held at the White House for the president's younger brother, Robert Trump, who died last week. 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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images), In a video for Republican Voters Against Trump, a group of Republican operatives and media figures backing Biden, Taylor accused Trump of “terrifying” behavior and wanting to “exploit the Department of Homeland Security for his own political purposes and to fuel his own agenda.”, Taylor claimed that Trump ordered FEMA officials to withhold aid to Californians who lost their houses to a wildfire because “he was so rageful that people in the state of California didn’t support him, and politically it wasn’t a base for him.”. I have previously worked for MSNBC and Chronogram Magazine. I am a news reporter covering politics and the 2020 election. You may opt-out by, House for a trip to Minnesota and Wisconsin August 17, 2020 in Washington, DC. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. Timeline: When will rain, snow from Zeta hit Tri-State area? But as DHS chief of staff, Taylor was in many White House meetings with the president on his border policy and other major Homeland Security issues. According to Taylor, Trump Cared Little About Cybersecurity or Domestic Terrorism & Wasted DHS … I attended Vassar College and the London School. Photograph: Tim Godbee/AP Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff for the Department of Homeland Security under President Trump, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, accusing Trump of withholding disaster aid to blue states for political reasons and claiming to be above the law, and warning of a “no holds barred” second term if Trump is reelected.

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