White House Official Anonymously Speaks Out – in the NY Times

A high-ranking White House insider has penned a memo in the New York times voicing opposition to the administration. What’s the best way for the president to handle this?

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These days it must be tough for the president to trust anyone. As former employees of Trump continue telling all, or getting caught up in legal scandals, another one has come to light. A “senior” Trump official has published an anonymous opinion column in the New York Times. The anonymous Trump official reveals the “quiet resistance” against the president inside the White House.

In the column, they describe what working for Trump is like for many within the White House. They claim there’s a “two-track presidency” in place, and that some of Trump’s aids “have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.”

“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the anonymous Trump official wrote.

The column says that Trump’s “instability” led to whispers early on to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. The author wants to let the public know that they are widely aware of what is happening, and trying to do what is right, even when Trump won’t.

According to the New York Post, the column carries the headline: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” — and the unknown author’s description of the White House under Trump’s command partly mirrors the chaos depicted in Bob Woodward’s bombshell book “Fear: Trump in the White House,” which Trump has called a work of fiction.

“There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first,” it says.

Contrary to what you may be thinking, the writer clarifies that they want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America more safe and prosperous. Though, the column says that their first duty is to their country, and the president continues to act detrimental to the health of our republic, which is why they will do what they can preserve it.

“That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office,” the article says.

The anonymous Trump official goes on to make some harsh and serious claims against the president. The column goes as far as to claim that the significant accomplishments of the administration, have little to do with Trump. According to the column – and Woodward’s book – Trump is an unhinged leader who can’t maintain focus on issues at hand.

The writer, who goes on to make more claims against Trump in a lengthy column, which is backed up by the Times. They often don’t publish an anonymous op-ed essay but have taken this big step in order to protect the identity of the writer.

“We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure,” the paper said.

Trump responded to the column: “Someday when I’m not president — which hopefully will be in about 6 and half years from now — the New York Times and CNN and all of these phony media outlets will be out of business, folks,” Trump said, speaking to reporters in Washington.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded as well and said she was disappointed but not surprised. She went on to remind the public that nearly “62 million people voted for President Trump in 2016, earning him 306 Electoral College votes – versus 232 for his opponent.”

Sanders goes on to say that the individual choosing to remain anonymous and not supporting the President of the United States of America, is not putting his country first for doing so.

The tension must be high in the White House, as people working under the Trump administration continue to speak out. Read more about this from the New York Post here.

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A high-ranking White House insider has penned a memo in the New York times voicing opposition to the administration. What’s the best way for the president to handle this?

38% Address it constructively
62% Shut it down, find the traitor
38% Address it constructively
62% Shut it down, find the traitor
40% Address it constructively
60% Shut it down, find the traitor

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