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Miles Taylor: The Fight Has Just Begun

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Miles Taylor: The Fight Has Just Begun

Miles Taylor, who co-founded the Forward Party, discusses the significance of the midterm election results, the future of Trumpism, and the ongoing threats to American democracy.

Back in 2018, Miles Taylor anonymously authored a New York Times op-ed titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” At the time, Miles worked in a senior role in the Department of Homeland security.

Eventually, after Trump asked him and other officials to break the law, Miles quit. He decided to author a book, again anonymously, titled A Warning, which described the morally gray, and sometimes blatantly illegal orders that came from the President.

In the lead up to the 2020 election, Miles felt it was important to reveal himself as the anonymous author of both the op-ed and the book. He then created the Renew America Movement, an organization dedicated to giving a voice to the ‘rational’ republicans who do not subscribe to the right-wing extremism of Donald Trump.

In our interview with Miles last year, “Miles Taylor: Inside the Trump White House,” he talked about his op-ed, his book, and the Renew America Movement.

Since then, Miles left the Republican party, and co-founded the Forward Party with Andrew Yang. We brought him back on the show to talk about this decision, the midterm results, the future of Trumpism, and the ongoing threats to American democracy.


You can find Miles on twitter at @MilesTaylorUSA. And make sure to check out his book: A Warning.

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