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Anonymous Trump Administration Official Claims Staffers Are Working to 'Thwart' the President

Anonymous Trump Administration Official Claims Staffers Are Working to 'Thwart' the President

Pushing back against explosive reports his own administration is conspiring against him, President Trump lashed out against the anonymous senior official who wrote a New York Times opinion piece claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart his most risky impulses.

A furious Donald Trump called yesterday for the unmasking of an anonymous senior official who wrote in the New York Times that top members of his administration were undermining the president to curb his "misguided impulses".

"It's like there's a sign that says 'In Case of Emergency, Break Glass, ' but these guys were like, 'I mean, we could break the glass, but then there'd be glass everywhere.'" And if the point of the op-ed was to assure America, Noah wasn't convinced: "Before this, I knew there was turbulence.

So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until - one way or another - it's over", the senior official writes in the New York Times piece. "Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making", the official writes.

"He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russian Federation, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behaviour".

"That is cold comfort to most Americans who count on the president as the person who will make the ultimate decision".

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"We fully recognize what is happening", the anonymous author said.

There are a lot of people fighting against Donald Trump's agenda - and some of them are in the White House.

And Trump's "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective" management style, the writer claims, has brought disaster most of the time - and most Cabinet officials 'are working to insulate their operations from his whims'. "Can you imagine what it must be like to have a job at which nearly everyone who works for you thinks you're an idiot?" he added.

"... Trump's impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic".

In the anonymous essay, the USA president is being painted as the enemy of the people who has little concerns for American values or Republican agenda.

However, Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, lashed out at the daily, saying that "anonymous, meaning gutless, editorial".

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It wasn't immediately clear which apology Sanders was referring to, but she said the anonymous op-ed is "just another example of the liberal media's concerted effort to discredit the President".

The piece led to fierce speculation about who was behind the bombshell, with multiple Trump officials coming out to distance themselves from it. Melania Trump's reaction represented the latest salvo in an aggressive pushback from the White House.

Trump said Wednesday that such a demand was "never discussed" and accused Woodward of writing false and "scandalous" things about other presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Trump asked if the unsigned op-ed could be considered treasonous, assailed the newspaper for the "gutless" piece and questioned whether the senior official it was attributed to actually existed.

"There are mechanisms in place to deal with an unfit president in the White House", Cooke wrote Thursday.

Soon after the statements were released, Trump put out a single-word tweet appearing to describe his thoughts on his renegade official's anonymous op-ed.

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