Trump Claimed 'Magical Authorities' Allowed Him to Do Illegal Things, Says Former Deputy - 2020-08-18
Blasting Trump as "one of the most unfocused and undisciplined senior executives I've ever encountered," a former top deputy in the Department of Homeland Security says he came away from his service in the administration "completely convinced, based on firsthand experience, that the president was ill-equipped, and wouldn't become equipped, to do his job effectively."
Miles Taylor rose to become chief of staff to then-secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. In two-and-a-half years in the administration, Taylor got his hands dirty. He defended Trump's Muslim ban as "tough" but "tailored" and continued to serve even as Homeland Security implemented Trump's inhumane policy of family separation at the border.
Trump responded on Twitter that Taylor was a "former DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE" who "I do not know (never heard of him)"