After the New York Times published an op-ed hit piece on President Trump by an “anonymous source” who is supposed to be a senior official at the White House, rumors started flying.
Was Vice President Mike Pence behind it? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo?
However, a new report says ‘dozens and dozens’ of anti-Trump members of the “resistance” are currently working at the White House, with the goal of disrupting the president’s agenda.
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In the hours after the New York Times published the anonymous Op-Ed from “a senior official in the Trump administration” trashing the president (“I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration”), two senior administration officials reached out to Axios to say the author stole the words right out of their mouths.
“I find the reaction to the NYT op-ed fascinating — that people seem so shocked that there is a resistance from the inside,” one senior official said. “A lot of us [were] wishing we’d been the writer, I suspect … I hope he [Trump] knows — maybe he does? — that there are dozens and dozens of us.”
Several senior White House officials have described their roles to us as saving America and the world from this president.
A good number of current White House officials have privately admitted to us they consider Trump unstable, and at times dangerously slow. But the really deep concern and contempt, from our experience, has been at the agencies — and particularly in the foreign policy arena.
Is it possible many of the “deep staters,” if you will, are hiding inside the State Dept.?
Here are Pompeo’s thoughts:
From Daily Caller:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday denied being the author of an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times proclaiming the existence of a cabal of administration insiders who are secretly working to thwart President Donald Trump and his agenda.
“I come from a place where if you’re not in a position to execute the commander’s intent, you have a singular option, that is to leave,” Pompeo said at a press conference in India, according to Fox News. “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.”
Pompeo went on to criticize the media for what he said was a coordinated campaign to attack Trump.
“I have to tell you, I just find the media’s efforts in this regard to undermine this administration incredibly disturbing,” he said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 6, 2018
This may all be nothing, considering everything is being reported from ‘anonymous sources.’ It could just be the anti-Trump media looking to stick it to 45 during the Kavanaugh hearings.
Regardless, this is all a hot mess.
If there actually are ‘resistance’ members in the White House and Trump finds out who they are…fireworks.
Let’s hear your thoughts…