Anonymous official cites Donald Trump’s ‘amorality’ in NYT op-ed
Trump dubs the article as a “gutless editorial”, while his press secretary seeks apology from the newspaper. Social media is abuzz with speculations about the author.
A senior administration official sounded an alarm about U.S. President Donald Trump’s “amorality” and “impetuous” leadership style in an unsigned opinion piece published in The New York Times on Wednesday .
The writer, claiming to be part of the “resistance” to Mr. Trump but not from the left, says, “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 newspaper described the author of the anonymous column as “a senior official in the Trump administration.”
The column was released a day after the release of details from an explosive new book by longtime journalist Bob Woodward that raises concerns among the highest echelon of Mr. Trump aides about the president’s judgement.
The writer of the NYT op-ed said Mr. Trump aides are aware of the president’s faults and “are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”
The writer also alleged “there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment” because of the “instability” witnessed in the president. The 25th Amendment allows the vice president to take over if the commander in chief is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
The writer adds: “This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
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