An Army Of #Resisters: “Dozens” Of White House Staffers Say “Wish We Had Written NYT Op-Ed”

Thursday, September 6, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 09/06/2018

As was no doubt their intent, the mainstream media has succeeded in overshadowing the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing with a flurry of stories about a mutiny allegedly brewing inside the West Wing that has set more than a few tongues wagging about the possibility of Trump’s cabinet invoking the 25th amendment (an eventuality that was once reportedly discussed by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon). But while White House officials have already vehemently denied the quotes gathered by Bob Woodward in the strategically leaked (to his own newspaper) excerpts from the Watergate reporter’s upcoming book, speculation is shifting to who might be the mystery author of a scathing NYT op-ed reportedly penned by a “senior administration official” that portrays Trump as unfit for office.

Fortunately for Trump, several voices of moderation have come forward to condemn the attacks (amid speculation that the Times’ “senior” source may not be so senior after all). But this incipient backlash didn’t deter Axios (a media org that, like the Times, is notoriously critical of Trump) from piling on with a story about President Trump’s intensifying distrust of those in his inner circle. Trump, Axios claims, is “deeply suspicious of much of the government he oversees” from federal agency grunts all the way up to those privileged few with unfettered access to the Oval Office. The piece even goes so far as to quote yet another anonymous “senior administration official” as saying that “a lot of us are wishing we’d been the writer.”

“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.”

And in case you couldn’t figure out why this is important, allow Axios to elaborate:

Why it matters: 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.

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One Response to “An Army Of #Resisters: “Dozens” Of White House Staffers Say “Wish We Had Written NYT Op-Ed””

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    CLEAN HOUSE. GET ONLY WHITE SOUTHERN CHRISTIANS AND DO LIE DETECTOR TESTS. TRUMP NEEDS TO STOP BEING RULED BY PC.

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