Melania Trump: Deep State Op-ed Author 'Sabotaging' the Country

07 September, 2018, 07:53 | Author: Christina Harvey
  • 20 2018 US First Lady Melania Trump speaks during a cyberbullying prevention summit at the US Health Resources and Services Administration building in Rockville Maryland. — AFP pic

In case you missed the fireworks, a senior administration official wrote a damning op-ed about Donald Trump in The New York Times today.

Trump was furious, tweeting Thursday morning that "The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do".

Trump railed against the op-ed during a meeting of dozens of sheriffs from across the country on Wednesday, calling the anonymous piece "gutless".

"President Trump has laid out a bold and ambitious agenda". But I think things like this help him.

"I come from a place that if you are not in the position to execute the commander's intent, you have a singular option, it is to leave". Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said in an interview.

Meanwhile, in other tweets published within the past 36 hours, the president implored Congress to enact new restrictions on freedom of the press, suggested that the federal civil service wants the American economy to fail, and offered words of gratitude to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

In the forthcoming book being released next week, Woodward claims that Mattis told associates that Trump "acted like - and had the understanding of - a fifth- or sixth-grader".

By email, by tweet and on camera, the denials paraded in from Cabinet-level officials - and even Vice President Mike Pence - apparently crafted for an audience of one, seated in the Oval Office. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.). "A wounded lion is a very unsafe animal, and I think Donald Trump is wounded". Trump has demanded that aides identify the leaker, according to two people familiar with the matter, though it was not yet clear how they might go about doing so.

So who is "Anonymous"? "It's common currency up here".




Nearly all of the nation's sharpest political minds were in agreement on one point, however: This mystery senior government official should reveal him/herself, in order to save America from fascism, or hokey #Resistance claptrap, depending on whom you ask.

As one leaker told Axios: "I usually pay attention to other staffers' idioms and use that in my background quotes. Don't do it anonymously.' It can hurt journalism more than the president".

Marjorie Pritchard, op-ed page editor at the Boston Globe, said her paper "would have handled the situation similarly to the Times". "Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making".

In the op-ed piece, the unidentified senior administration official sounds an alarm about Trump's "amorality" and "impetuous" leadership style. Senior officials in key national security and economic policy roles charged the article's writer with cowardice, disloyalty and acting against America's interests in harsh terms that mimicked the president's own words.

Gutfeld said Trump is succeeding on the substantive issues, so his critics focus on his style. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). "And on substance, we're getting an enormous amount accomplished for the American people". The references to Russian Federation and the late Sen.

"I don't really know what's going on in the White House. but it seems to me from outside it's open-ended down there, that there's no confidentiality and not a lot of loyalty down there with a lot of people", he said. They will make the ultimate call on his presidency.

First lady Melania Trump joined in, blasting the author.

"The idea I ever called the president an idiot is not true", the White House chief of staff said, reiterating that he has "an incredibly candid and strong relationship". Nothing new has occurred.

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