On Monday, August 17, Miles Taylor, President Trump's former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief of Staff, released an endorsement of Joe Biden, saying Trump was unfit for the position.
In his video, released on Twitter, Taylor said:
"We would go in to try to talk to him about a pressing national security issue — a cyberattack, a terrorism threat — he wasn't interested in those things. To him, they weren't priorities."
NEW: Testimonial ad from Trump's Former DHS Chief of Staff @MilesTaylorUSA, declaring his support for Joe Biden and… https://t.co/RL44XucDuc— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project) 1597689108.0
Revelations by Trump's former DHS chief. POTUS - Tried to stop CA fire victim relief funding b/c blue state - Want… https://t.co/Qvggd5iqjC— The Republican Accountability Project (@The Republican Accountability Project) 1597689109.0
President Trump responded to Taylor's comments with a tweet claiming he had never heard of his own former DHS Chief of Staff.
Unfortunately for the President, Taylor was prepared with receipts.
.@ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Former Trump administration official Miles Taylor speaks out on breaking with Pres. Trump and… https://t.co/RW34Dufxwi— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America) 1597750884.0
Many online felt that Taylor's endorsement of Joe Biden was especially significant considering his former role in the Trump administration.
Former MAGA DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor is endorsing Joe Biden and is speaking out about working under the terr… https://t.co/xIMyPbemR1— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1597693715.0
Others felt this endorsement was too little too late considering how Taylor has enabled President Trump in the past.
This is a big. Miles Taylor is Trump central casting. He also represents a lot of horrible policies. He is not a De… https://t.co/Dd1p3fGetV— Juliette Kayyem (@Juliette Kayyem) 1597703497.0
Miles Taylor was for 2+ yrs Chf of Staff at Homeland Security Dept & saw Trump close up-as video shows. 1st-hand ac… https://t.co/V6BzJZbAMS— Jackie Calmes (@Jackie Calmes) 1597754812.0
Meanwhile, if there's one thing everyone agrees on, its that Trump's behavior is not normal or stable for a President.
Trump has gone after Kasich, Cuomo, Michelle Obama, Miles Taylor - "a real stiff" - and retweeted the guy from Gate… https://t.co/VgjBIDeLpQ— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols) 1597760863.0
The Kristols and Frums are merely amusing in their apostasy, having spent two or three decades shilling for the mon… https://t.co/kfwuzT0VQx— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1597698976.0
It's unclear whether the President actually forgot Taylor or whether he's simply lying.
@GOP Trump forgot that he met #MilesTaylor https://t.co/pK8zC4waJU— One of the 81,281,502 Biden/Harris voters. (@One of the 81,281,502 Biden/Harris voters.) 1597802147.0
@realDonaldTrump You mean THIS #MilesTaylor ? The one you said you don't know or never heard of? https://t.co/2hbDuSgCCz— SammyBoca🇺🇸 (@SammyBoca🇺🇸) 1597762463.0
I'm glad Miles Taylor is speaking out, but there is no excuse for keeping silent about Trump's terrifying behavior… https://t.co/YzhLGlPyrR— Elizabeth de la Vega (@Elizabeth de la Vega) 1597698973.0
It seems Joe Biden is in a fairly powerful position as November approaches.
The Biden campaign does not need Miles Taylor's endorsement and should reject it. Miles Taylor has been directly co… https://t.co/5GXjcE435t— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1597695208.0
@CrewFanatic @GMA @CeciliaVega @MilesTaylorUSA @Google @HouseDemocrats How many “disgruntled employees” does one ge… https://t.co/WJ6MPCMytc— Madame Common Sense (@Madame Common Sense) 1597758887.0
If Donald Trump's former employees are to be believed, a second term with him as President would be disastrous.