Michael Anton (born 1970) is a conservative senior national security official in the Trump administration. He is best known for his pseudonymous essays written during the 2016 Presidential campaign in which he supported Donald Trump and collaborated on the pro-Trump  blog. Anton was named Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications on the Journal of American Greatness United States National Security Council. He is a former speechwriter for Rudy Giuliani and George W. Bush’s National Security Council, and most recently worked as managing director of investing firm BlackRock. 
Life and Career [ edit ]
Anton received his undergraduate degree from the
University of California, Berkeley before earning advanced degrees from St. John's College and Claremont Graduate University.  
He wrote 'The Suit' under the pseudonym 'Nicholas Antongiavanni' as a parody of
Niccolò Machiavelli's The Prince. . 
In a March 2016 essay written under the pseudonym
, Anton defended the Publius Decius Mus America First Committee which had opposed the US engaging in World War 2, and said 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 article "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.        
Selected publications [ edit ]
Pseudonym Nicholas Antongiavanni:
The suit: a Machiavellian approach to men's style. New York: Collins, 2006, ISBN 0060891866
Iran and the Costs of Containment, in: National Review, May 3, 2010. Pseudonym
Publius Decius Mus: , CRM, September 5, 2016. The Flight 93 Election
, in: American Affairs Vol. I, No 1, Spring 2017. America and the Liberal International Order
References [ edit ]
^ Maass, Peter. "Trump official obsessed over nuclear apocalypse, men's style and fine wines in 40,000 posts on fashion site". The Intercept . Retrieved . 16 February 2017
^ Johnson, Eliana; Stokols, Eli (February 7, 2017). What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read, Politico.
^ 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.
^ "Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration And Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past".
^ "The Anonymous Pro-Trump 'Decius' Now Works Inside The White House". February 2, 2017.
^ Chait, Jonathan. "America's Leading Authoritarian Is Working for Trump".
^ Reporter, Jessica Schulberg Foreign Affairs; Post, The Huffington (February 8, 2017). "Trump Adviser Derided Islam, Immigration And Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past".
^ Celeste, Katz. "Bannon isn't the only shadowy far-right figure in the White House — meet Michael Anton". Mic.
^ Leonhardt, David (February 3, 2017). "The Unmasking of a Trumpist" – via NYTimes.com.
^ "Republicans: You must impeach President Trump". February 3, 2017.
^ Gray, Rosie. "The Anti-Democracy Movement Influencing the Right".
^ Maass2017-02-12T14:19:43+00:00, Peter MaassPeter. "Dark Essays By White House Staffer Are the Intellectual Source Code of Trumpism".
External links [ edit ]
Works by or about Michael Anton in libraries ( WorldCat catalog)
, Michael Anton Frum Forum, February 11, 2009 . Christian Chensvold:
, Interview, in: Five Questions: For Nicholas Antongiavanni / Suiting up for men's power dressing San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 2006.
, Talk by Michael Anton, February 11, 2007. Clothes Make the Man
, Interview with The Dandy Bruce Cole, in: Humanities, official journal of the National Endowment for the Humanities, March/April 2008.
Michael Anton, LinkedIn