Sheriffs listens as President, Donald Trump responds to a reporters question during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON – in An op-ed in The New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claim that a part of a “resistance” to work “from within” to thwart President Donald Trump’s “worst tendencies” a wild guessing game inside and outside the White House on the author’s identity.
In an extraordinary move, a furious Trump tweeted a question Wednesday night that if “the COWARDLY anonymous person is indeed exist, the time must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to the authorities at once!” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on the “coward” who wrote the piece to “do the right thing and resign.”
White House officials do not respond immediately to a request to elaborate on the Trumpet call for the writer to be transferred to the government or the not-supported national safety ground of his question.
For some, the ultimatum turned out to play in the concern about the president’s impulses generated by the essay of the author. Trump has demanded that employees identify the leaker, according to two people familiar with the matter, but it was not yet clear how they would be able to do. The two were not allowed to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The “House of Cards”-style plot twist in an already over-the-top administration, Trump allies and political insiders scrambled to unmask the writer.
The author, claiming that a part of the “resistance” Trump card “and hard work from within” the administration, said: “Many Trump appointees have promised to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions, while Mr. Trump’s more wrong impulses until he is out of the office.”
“It may be a cold comfort in these chaotic times, but the Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the author continued. “We fully recognize what is happening. And we try to do what is right, even if Donald Trump is not.”
The text of the op-ed was torn down for evidence: The writer is referred to as an “administration official”); means that a person who is employed outside the White House? The references to Russia and the late Sen. John McCain, do they suggest that someone working in national security? Is the writing style to sound like someone who works at a think tank? In a tweet, the Times used the pronoun “he” is used to refer to the writer; do that in the rule of all women?
The newspaper later said the tweet, which refers to “he” was”, written by someone who is not aware of the author of the identity, including the gender, so the use of ‘he’ was a mistake.”
Trending on Twitter was the author of the use of the word “lodestar,” which appears regularly in speeches by Vice-President Mike Pence. The anonymous figure someone in Pence on the job? Others argue that the word “lodestar” would be included to throw.
Trump, who is on a non-related event Wednesday at the White House, lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed.
“They have not, such as Donald Trump and I don’t like them,” he said in the newspaper. The op-ed pages of the newspaper are managed separately from the news department.
In a blistering statement, the press secretary accused the author of the choosing to “mislead” the president of the remaining in the administration, and put themselves “ahead of the wants of the American people. The coward must do the right thing and resign.”
Sanders also called on the Times of “issue an apology” for publishing the piece, calling it a “pathetic, reckless, and selfish-ed.”
Displaying her trademark ability to attract the attention, former administration official Omarosa Manigault Newman tweeted that clues about the writer’s identity were in her recently-released tell-all book, offering a page number: 330. The reality star and writes on that page: “a lot of people in this silent army, his party, his administration, and even in his own family.”
The anonymous author wrote in the time where Trump has successes, they have come “despite, and not because the president’s style of leadership, is impetuous, adversarial, petty, and ineffective.”
The statements in the column were largely in line with the complaints about Trump’s behavior that have repeatedly been raised by various officials, often speaking on condition of anonymity. And they were published a day after the release of the details of an explosive new book of old journalist Bob Woodward, who uncovered concerns among the upper echelon of the Trump-assistants the president of the court.
The author of the Times op-ed said Trump employees are aware of the president’s mistakes, and “many of the high officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to undermine parts of his agenda, and his worst tendencies. I would know it. I am one of them.”
The writer also alleged “there were early whispers in the cabinet of the invocation of the 25th Amendment,” because of the “instability” witness for the president. The 25th Amendment allows the vice president to take over as the commander in chief is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” It requires that the vice-president and a majority of the rear of the Cabinet to relieve the president.
The writer adds: “This is not the work of the so-called deep state. It is the work of the steady-state.”