It appears Donald Trump Jr. was correct when he predicted The New York Times op-ed penned by an anonymous senior administration official was written by a “very low-level person." Donald made this prediction in 2018, when the anonymous piece was published.
This validation comes as Miles Taylor revealed himself to be the author of the famously anonymous NYT piece. Contrary to NYT stating the author was "high-ranking," Taylor was in fact a junior staffer, which is a position that is not privy to the confidential information of the White House.
In his anonymous piece from 2018, Taylor claims he is not alone in the "resistance." This is nonetheless a shock to some who took the piece seriously, as many of the claims Taylor made are now being called into question.
Taylor explained his position and reasoning for staying anonymous: "Issuing my critiques without attribution forced the President to answer them directly on their merits or not at all, rather than creating distractions through petty insults and name-calling. I wanted the attention to be on the arguments themselves. At the time I asked, 'What will he do when there is no person to attack, only an idea?' We got the answer. He became unhinged. And the ideas stood on their own two feet."
The news that 'Anonymous' was Taylor was met with widespread mockery.