Anonymous 'Resistance' Official Blasts Trump in New York Times Op-Ed

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Speaking to reporters onboard Air Force One on Friday, Trump said the column should be investigated as a national security matter and that he was weighing taking action against the news outlet.

-Associated Press writer Zeke Miller.

On the internet and in Washington, a guessing game has raged over who the author might be, prompting almost every cabinet-ranked member of the government to deny it was them.

The official assures Americans that "there are adults in the room" doing what they can to steer the administration in the right direction until Trump leaves office, one way or another.

In the op-ed, the official claimed to be part of a group within the administration was protecting America from the president's erratic behavior.

But the Times op-ed suggests that dissent and resistance inside Trump's White House are even deeper than Woodward described.

"Eventually the name of this sick person will come out", Trump added, although he also suggested the person, reportedly a senior administration official, may not exist.

One after another, President Donald Trump's top lieutenants have stepped forward to declare, "Not me".




Trump called Woodward's book "total fiction", and Defense Secretary James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly have denied that they bashed the president.

The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us.

On the morning of September 6, 2018, with speculation about Mike Pence still swirling, his spokesman took to Twitter to issue a denial, although it never directly says "he didn't write it". He and Trump have had a deteriorating relationship, with the president repeatedly and publicly faulting him for the course of the Russian Federation probe, from which Sessions recused himself - ultimately leading to the appointment of a special counsel.

On Twitter, Trump charged "The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders separately called on the individual to resign.

The op-ed, written by an unnamed "senior" official, described a secret inside effort to protect the country from Trump's "misguided impulses". The paper says the author requested anonymity and that this was essential to deliver an "important perspective" to its reader. "Don't worry, we will win!"

The author is believed to be a senior White House official. "None of them voted for a gutless, anonymous source to the failing New York Times".

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