“Incandescently stupid”: Trump assistant claims he had to “dumb” down notes to “a first-grade reading level”

Miles Taylor, a Trump staffer, talked to Meidas Touch and shared how he had to “dumb” down memos for Trump and was forced to write “incandescently stupid” reports for the president.

Taylor’s vital role

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Miles Taylor was chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security under Donald Trump. While talking on Meidas Touch’s podcast, Taylor said, “he had to draft national security memos at a first-grade reading level so Trump could understand them.”

He does not read

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On X, the podcast cited Taylor in their caption, who said, “This 50-page memo…is something Trump literally can’t read. The man doesn’t read.”

Trump, compared to other presidents

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Taylor revealed to host Brett Meiselas, “This fifty-page memo that we would normally give to any other president about what his options are is something Trump literally can’t read. The man doesn’t read. We’ve gotta boil this down into a one-pager in his voice.”

Taylor’s book reveals more

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The 35-minute interview included some bombshell revelations regarding the former president from a staffer who already revealed plenty in a book, “Warning.”

Writing an “incandescently stupid” memo

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The former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security further shared, “So I had to write this incandescently stupid memo called something like, ‘Afghanistan, How to Put America First and Win.'”

Summing it up 

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He continued, “And then bullet by bullet, I summed up this highly classified memo into Trump’s sort of bombastic language because it was the only way he was going to understand.”

This was not an exaggeration, says Taylor

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The former Trump staffer added, “I mean, I literally said in there, ‘You know, if we leave Afghanistan too fast, the terrorists will call us losers. But if we wanna be seen as winners, we need to make sure the Afghan forces have the strength to push back against these criminals.’ I mean, it was that dumb, and that’s how you had to talk to him.”

Taylor expressed his disappointment in the early stages of Trump’s presidency

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In 2018, Taylor, who served in the administrations of George W. Bush and Donald Trump, wrote an anonymous essay titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” published in The New York Times. It was followed by the release of Taylor’s book.

Talking about classified documents

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Taylor talked indirectly about the matter of classified documents, “People still don’t understand the extreme sensitivity of what Trump had shared, but it didn’t stop there because after that, we became really concerned about what to share with Donald Trump and when because we had no confidence that he would protect highly classified information that we put in front of him because he had a proclivity to talk about those things.”

Trump is not a fan

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Trump campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung told Newsweek, “Miles Taylor is a sack of s….” He added, “His book either belongs in the discount bin of the fiction section or should be repurposed as toilet paper.”

Another staffer backed Taylor’s allegations

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Former National Security Advisor John Bolton told CNN before the Miami indictment, “It’s very important, obviously, to give the president all the information he needs to make a decision.”

Bolton continued 

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He continued, “Unfortunately, Trump didn’t pay too much attention to a lot of what he was given. But he paid enough attention to it to have a constant fixation on trying to hold on to documents.” Watch the whole interview on Youtube.

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