Who is this ‘resister’ working as a ‘senior’ staffer for the Trump administration?
On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed from an anonymous senior Trump administration official bragging about being a saboteur inside the White House.
The New York Times prefaced the op-ed by labeling the author as a “senior official in the Trump administration.”
There are hundreds of people in the Trump administration who fit the ‘senior’ label, so this person may not be as close to the President as the media would like people to think.
The New York Times may have given the gender of the author away when they tweeted, “a senior Trump administration official says he and others are working to frustrate the president’s “misguided impulses.””
The op-ed begins with the author admitting people within the Trump administration are ‘working diligently from within to frustrate parts of Trump’s agenda.’
But if you dare say there is a Deep State, you are a crazy conspiracy theorist….
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that 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. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
The author then trashes Trump’s accomplishments and leadership style.
Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.
But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.
And what would a hit piece on Trump be without mentioning Russia? Of course this anonymous official brought up Russia then denies the Deep State exists.
On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s 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.
This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.
This anonymous Trump official then claimed, “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.”
In the penultimate paragraph, the author praised the late Senator and RINO of all RINO’s John McCain.
We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.
There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.
Just who may this saboteur be?
Independent journalist Mike Cernovich weighs in:
“Moored to first principles” is a phrase someone from the Federalist Society would say.
Language patterns mirror a McMaster column recently posted.
This is McMaster ally with Fed Soc connections. Likely also a lawyer.