Date: May 18, 2023
“A former member of Donald Trump’s cabinet says that the former President is the “most evil person I’ve ever met,” according to another former administration official. As Trump continues to surge in the polls, more and more Republicans – including those from Trump’s previous administration – are desperately sounding the alarm bells about how dangerous he is, but Republicans don’t appear to be listening. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
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Recently, a former staffer from the Trump administration by the name of Miles Taylor, and you might remember that name, as the individual who uh, eventually owned up to writing that anonymous op-ed in the New York Times, where he said that, you know, there is a small resistance of us in the Trump administration trying to fight him from the inside. And anyway, miles Taylor came out last week on Twitter, and he quoted a former Trump cabinet official, which obviously means somebody handpicked by Donald Trump to run a government department. And here is what Taylor said this official had to say. And for the record, he did not name who this official was, but he did give us a pretty good hint of who it could have been. Here’s what Taylor said. I’ll never forget an ex Trump cabinet member telling me he is truly the most evil person I have ever met.
We cannot make this mistake again. Now, Taylor is the one who said, we cannot make this mistake again. And the reason he is coming out and saying this now is because we are seeing a lot of former Trump people coming out and sounding the alarm bells about how horrible Donald Trump is as he continues to surge in the Republican polling. Like that is what is terrifying. The people, the people who worked side by side with him, the people who know the inner workings of his previous administration better than anybody else, those are the ones out there telling us, don’t let this guy back in office. Okay? You’re not hearing that just from, you know, those of us on the left. You’re not only hearing it from the Democrats, you are hearing it from the people who at one point said, I like this guy so much, I want to work for him.
I want to be a part of this. And then they saw it and they saw the real hymn, okay? A real version of Donald Trump that most of us will never actually see, will only see what gets presented from Trump. But these people saw the real hymn, and they’re telling us he is evil. He’s not just a horrible person. He wasn’t just a bad president, he wasn’t stupid about the issues, he was all those things. But they’re telling us it goes deeper than that. We are dealing with a man who these people claim is genuinely evil. And I think that is a very strong word, and I think of course, that these people use it for a reason to invoke those emotions in us. When we think of pure, unadulterated evil, they want you to think of Donald Trump. But as I said, he did give us a little hint as to who it may have been, because after that tweet, he
Then sent out a tweet where he quoted former Trump chief of Staff, John Kelly, which kind of made it seem like maybe it was Kelly who said that it would definitely make sense if it were Kelly who said that. But here’s what Kelly said, according to the second tweet, the depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The transactional nature of every relationship, though it’s more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life. And again, I know he’s got the cult members out there and they love whatever he does no matter what it is. But the people who got to work side by side with him, the people who had to deal with him every day in a situation that, of course Donald Trump has never been in with basically unlimited power, they saw what absolute power did to this man.