In a March 2016 essay written under the pseudonym Publius Decius Mus, Anton said, while defending the "America First" slogan, that the America First Committee which had opposed the U.S. engaging in World War II had been "unfairly maligned"; he also argued that Islam "is a militant faith" and that "only an insane society" would take in Muslim immigrants after the September 11 attacks.
His pseudonymous September 2016 editorial "The Flight 93 Election" compared the prospect of conservatives letting Hillary Clinton win with passengers not charging the cockpit of the Al Qaeda-hijacked flight. According to commentator Jonathan Chait, Anton's editorial made the claim that a Trump defeat in the 2016 U.S. presidential election would have meant the end of "white America" and "conservative America".
^Maas, Peter (February 12, 2017). "Dark Essays By White House Staffer Are the Intellectual Source Code of Trumpism". Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017. In the beginning, Anton attended Claremont Graduate University, an incubator for conservative thinkers. He became a speechwriter and press secretary for New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, then took a mid-level job at the NSC in the George W. Bush administration. As the Weekly Standard reported, he was part of the team that pushed for the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Anton left the government in 2005 and became a speechwriter for Rupert Murdoch at News Corp., followed by several years in the communications shop at Citigroup, then a year and a half as a managing director at BlackRock, the asset management firm.