The article came complete with a yellow-and-black animation of people tugging on a rope tied to a map of the United States teetering on the edge of a precipice under the headline: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” the op-ed mysteriously and dramatically intoned.
Never mind that whomever wrote it was admitting to committing a seditious act. But hey — it’s The New York Times, it’s Trump hate, and nothing else mattered.
President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.
It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
I would know. I am one of them.
In the ensuing years, there was much speculation about who this ‘senior official’ could be. Washington was baffled; the mainstream media (with the exception of the Times, of course) was beside itself trying to discover who this hero of the resistance was.
Turns out the writer was Miles Taylor, a lower-level chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security under then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. He revealed his identity to prominent media outlets last week though he denied he was the one who wrote the op-ed in previous media interviews.
He resigned from DHS to take a job with Google before taking a leave of absence to publicly endorse one of the worst, most corrupt presidential contenders in the history of our country — Joe Biden.
Also, he was signed as a CNN contributor earlier this fall, where he also denied (lied) that he was the op-ed writer.
“I wear a mask for two things, Anderson: Halloween and pandemics. So, no,” he told network host Anderson Cooper in August.
What a liar.
In addition to fibbing about being the one who wrote the op-ed, Taylor also misrepresented himself; he actually had very little access to President Trump, though the Times (which also lied) claimed he was a “senior official.”
“The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers,” the paper noted in a descriptor ahead of the op-ed.
The column was more of the same unsubstantiated BS supporters of the president had been exposed to — and had come to expect — during his first two years in office. And nothing has changed since.
‘Anonymous’ sources continue to denigrate Trump and make wild accusations that are never corroborated. Wholly politicized and compromised outlets like the Times regurgitate the claims like they allowed Taylor to belch out his column — no regard for checking the facts, and no desire to be honest and up-front with the real victims here -- Times readers.
The ‘mainstream’ media was a disgusting cesspool of hacks and liars even before President Trump. But without question, journalists working in D.C. have collectively lost their minds over a president who perpetually triggers them.