You know how President Trump complains that there is a “deep state” conspiracy out to get him? The New York Times pretty much just said, “You are 100% correct, homey.” The leftist propaganda rag published an anonymous opinion piece from someone they say is a senior White House official. Needless to say, this piece is very unflattering to the President, but does make Trump’s case that there are enemies embedded in his administration. There of course is the very real possibility that this NYT piece is pure bullshit. Anonymous sources tend to be that way.
The NYT putt his explanation before the anonymous op/ed:
The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.
In other words, the only way the NYT can attack Trump with this stuff is to hide the source in anonymity. That’s what passes for Journalism these days.
In any case, here’s what this peice is called: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
With this mission statement:
I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
Here are some of the low-lights:
The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.
This anonymous writer calls Trump’s leadership style, “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.”
From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.
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.
The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.
And check out this bombshell:
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president.
The anonymous writer also says Trump is soft on Russia and bitches that the President has destroyed civility in this country. It’s hitting on all of the liberal talking points about Trump, which calls into question the authenticity of this “senior White House official.” What a coincidence that this person who works in the White House sees all of the same stuff that liberals have been making up about Trump since the beginning of his presidency.
People are going nuts trying to figure out which Trump administration official wrote this, but I suspect that is a waste of time. I don’t think anyone on the inside wrote this, but I do have a theory: It’s related to Bob Woodward’s new book.
Yesterday, Woodward released a book about the Trump White House packed with anonymous sources saying pretty much the same thing this anonymous White House Official is saying. Maybe this is the NYT’s way of helping Woodward promote his book of bullshit. What are the chances that Woodward would release a book of anonymous fairly tales and then a day later those fairy tales get “confirmed” by another anonymous source?
Remember kiddies: if it smells like bullshit, it’s probably bullshit. You don’t even need to taste it to know for sure. Trust your other senses.