National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the Trump administration , the White House affirmed Sunday night.
Anton’s flight comes the day preceding incoming national security adviser John Bolton begins his new activity. Active national security guide H.R. McMaster denoted his last day of administration in the post on Friday.
Anton disclosed to Politico that he intends to join Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center as a writer and lecturer. “I will be forever thankful to President Trump for the chance to serve my nation and actualize his motivation,” Anton said.
In an announcement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called Anton “one of the sharpest and most gifted people I’ve ever worked with – also an astonishing chef.
“He has been more than a colleague, he is a genuine companion,” Sanders included. “Everyday I get the opportunity to work with Michael and it turns out to be a decent day and he will be enormously missed.”
In February 2017, The Weekly Standard distinguished Anton as the writer of a progression of papers – composed under the nom de plume “Publius Decius Mus” – the case for Trump in the 2016 presidential race. The most questionable exertion was titled “The Flight 93 Election” and conjured the travelers’ activities on United Flight 93 as an allegory for voting in favor of Trump.
“In ‘The Flight 93 Election,’ Decius thought about the 2016 election as a session of Russian roulette for preservationists,” composed columnist Michael Warren. “A President [Hillary] Clinton would all but guarantee destruction of all that they hold dear. “‘With Trump, at any rate you can spin the cylinder and take your risks.'”