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

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

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

Many have privately shared some of the article's same concerns about Trump with colleagues, friends and reporters. Those distancing themselves from the column have included the vice-president, Mike Pence, and the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, along with much of Trump's cabinet.

Trump seethed about the piece and framed it as a jab from critics in denial about his successes, while Washington was consumed with speculation about who wrote the opinion piece. People with no names are writing our nation's history.

"We have a good understanding", Ryan said about his agreement with Trump to avert a government shutdown.

Trump is no stranger to bad press at this point - you may have even heard him complain about it from time to time - but he's really got his hands full this week, as the op-ed declaring an active "resistance" within his ranks came just days after very unflattering excerpts were released from Pulitzer Prize victor Bob Woodward's upcoming book "Fear: Trump in the White House", spurring President Trump to call for stricter libel laws on Wednesday.

And let's give the last word to Margaret Sullivan, the former public editor of The New York Times.

Less than nine weeks before a crucial mid-term Congressional election, United States President Donald Trump's feud with critical mainstream media has deepened. The November vote will be widely seen as a referendum on Trump.

The Times said in a note appended to the op-ed that it knew the author's identity but that "publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers".

"And this person instead, according to the New York Times, chose not only to stay but to undermine what President Trump and this administration are trying to do". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's spokesman Tony Sayegh said on Twitter it was "laughable to think this could come from the secretary".

Nielsen, along with Pence and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats were among the favorites on Thursday among gamblers trying their luck online at guessing the author.

Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the op-ed highlighted loyalty issues among staffers more than Trump's shortcomings.

Asked whether internal dissent in the White House concerned him, Graham, who has recently become one of Trump's most vocal supporters, said: "I don't know how deep it is".

"Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back".

"Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations", the article says. The writer questions the president's morality and fitness to serve. Democrats continue to call for an adjournment over the handling of documents from Kavanaugh's tenure in the George W. Bush White House. "Stop", she wrote on Twitter.

"We're doing this in order to prevent World War III", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reportedly replied thinly.

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