Yet one more former Trump official has expressed his concern over negative impact of the president’s tenure. In a Reuters article by Moira Warburton called “Official says U.S. ‘less secure’ due to president’s actions, endorses Biden,” the followong paragraphs can be found.
“Miles Taylor, who served at the Department of Homeland Security between 2017 and 2019, including as chief of staff, said he ‘witnessed the damning results firsthand’ of what he called President Donald Trump’s ‘personal deficiencies.’
‘I can attest that the country is less secure as a direct result of the president’s actions,’ Taylor wrote in an op-ed published in the Washington Post on the day the Democrats kick off a four-day virtual convention to nominate Biden.
‘Today the nation has fewer friends and stronger enemies than when Trump took office.'”
These are indicting words from someone who was in the middle of things. My guess is the president will say he does not know him. The key is Taylor knows him. And, Taylor’s words are in keeping with other former officials’ concerns over our weakened global position. For what it is worth, I fully agree with Taylor’s concerns – we are less trusted as a nation, as our president is untrustworthy.
How many former officials must it take to get the people who need hear this to notice?