NY Times Op-Ed: "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration"

Just one day after Bob Woodward's bombshell comes another via an Op-Ed in the NY Times from a senior Trump official.

"I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations," says an anonymous senior Trump administration figure.

Please consider I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.

> Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

> I would know. I am one of them.

> To be clear, ours is not the popular resistance of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.

> But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

> That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trumps more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

> The root of the problem is the presidents 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 Trumps impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.

> 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.

> There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next, a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision hed made only a week earlier.

Anonymous Op-Ed

That was posted anonymously for obvious reasons.

The article was not all one-sided. The author praised tax cuts and deregulation.

But he also praised McCain which is a farce.

Regardless, it's clear this administration is blowing up.

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Deep State?

It should now be clear that Woodward knows what he is talking about.

Here's another view.

Coward or Hero?

I would have resigned.

Treason?

Some will call this "Deep State". The anonymous author says it's not.

What about treason?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (59)
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gliderdude
gliderdude

The worst thing that could happen for Demrats would be to put Pence in his place. One needs shock and awe for needed changes, and Trumps provides it best. For Repugs it may be good strategy.

wootendw
wootendw

I read the entire 'op-ed' and not much of it sounds like the words or work of a 'senior insider'. For example,

"Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Koreas leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.

"Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.

"On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putins spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable."

These paragraphs read (to me) as though they were written by little-informed person who gets his 'information' from mainstream journalism. Either the person who wrote this is 'senior' only to the janitor or a fake source outside the White House.

shred1
shred1

John Idiot McLame is a p.o.s. The author of this article is a traitor.

hockeyplayer77
hockeyplayer77

Deep state, elitist garbage is what it is. Like trump or not, the elitist globalist hate him and will do anything to keep their lucrative deals and wars going.

Eighthman
Eighthman

If I was Xi or Putin, I'd be ROTFLMAO. Stand back and watch two political parties destroy the US Empire.