Trump Administration Official Secretly Wrote NY Times Op-Ed Confirming He’s awful!

Calvin Saunders
September 7, 2018

A senior Trump administration official published an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday, claiming he and other internal "resistance" figures were keeping America safe by thwarting President Trump's impulses.

The unsigned piece appeared to reinforce the claims made in the new book by investigative journalist Bob Woodward, which describes a virtual cabal of like-minded White House and cabinet officials scheming to prevent Trump from taking decisions damaging to the United States economy and national security.

The US president is acting in a manner that is "detrimental to the health of our republic", an anonymous senior official wrote in The New York Times on Wednesday, with Donald Trump terming it "treason" and "gutless".

The op-ed detailed President Donald Trump's erratic behaviour, described the challenges faced by his staff and attempted to assure Americans that "there are adults in the room" fighting to help the administration succeed despite Trump's behaviour and decisions.

As evidence, the official pointed to the Trump Administration's "two-track presidency" with regards to its handling of issues like Russia, saying that the Administration has expelled Russian spies, worked to punish Moscow for election meddling and imposed sanctions at the same time as Trump himself has refused to clearly state that Russia was behind election interference. We fully recognize what is happening.

"We see the evidence of people stealing a presidential document off his desk", Kerry said, referring to Woodward's book. "We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers", the editors at the paper wrote. "It's a work of fiction", Trump told reporters.

The newspaper described Wednesday's move as 'rare, ' leaving open the possibility that its editorial board has masked the names of op-ed writers in the past. There's a lot to go over-too much to include here without plagiarizing WaPo-but the "too long, didn't read" (tl;dr) of what we know is that what we know is sure to make President Mad Online, well, mad online.

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In the Woodward book, Mattis allegedly said that Trump had the understanding of world and national security affairs of a "fifth or sixth-grader".

That no one so far has come forward to claim the piece, which the Times printed without a byline because its author's "job would be jeopardized by its disclosure", has drawn criticism - including from critics of the president.

In the book, Fear: Trump In The White House, author Woodward reveals a string of cringeworthy alleged conversations with top White House staff.

"I think the basic concern that a lot of Americans will have when they read the piece is that the president can not be trusted by his own senior officials", Lawrence Jacobs of the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs told KARE.

The piece led to fierce speculation about who was behind the bombshell, with multiple Trump officials coming out to distance themselves from it. Melania Trump's reaction represented the latest salvo in an aggressive pushback from the White House. That speaks to the writer either being in the White House or having access to people who are there regularly. There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first.

I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

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