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Anonymous Op-Ed from a Trump Senior Official
Sep 6, 2018 at 03:10 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • Yesterday, September 5th, The New York Times published an opinion article written by an anonymous senior official of the Trump administration entitled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
  • The author claimed to be part of a group that is “working diligently from within” to thwart the misguided tendencies of the president.
  • The article is highly critical of President Trump, describing his leadership as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,”
  • According to author, the efforts being made to contain the president’s temperament and bad judgement have resulted in a “two-track presidency,” where senior officials act in contrary to the president’s wishes in order to preserve the nation’s best interest.
  • President Trump has called the article a “gutless editorial,” and Press Secretary Sanders issued a statement harshly condemning the author and calling for his or her resignation.
  • To read the op-ed in its entirety, click here.

Food For Thought

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