Ex-DHS Chief Says Trump Plans to Shut Down Internet if Reelected

In a recent interview, Miles Taylor, a former DHS chief of staff under Donald Trump, expressed concern that Trump could potentially “turn off the internet” if he were to win back the White House. He revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had given him “authorization” to share information about a White House “doomsday book” that outlines extraordinary powers of the President, which could potentially be abused by Trump for domestic political purposes. Taylor, who also served in the administration of President George W. Bush, expressed worries about the weaponization of the government and claimed that Trump might use various departments’ power and budgets to help allies and hurt his enemies. Additionally, he speculated that Trump could turn off the internet and deploy the U.S. military on U.S. soil if he were to be re-elected. Taylor was part of a group of former Trump administration officials who last year were plotting ways to prevent Trump from returning to the White House. This comes as a Rasmussen poll showed Trump holding a significant 10-point lead over Biden, causing concern among the anti-Trump movement.