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06 September 2018 - Anonymous White House Official Blasts Trump in New York Times Op-Ed

Publié par Marion Coste le 06/09/2018

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

Anonymous (The New York Times, 05/09/2018)

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.

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.

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Trump cries 'treason' as senior official attacks president in anonymous NYT op-ed

Ben Jacobs (The Guardian, 06/09/2018)

Donald Trump has reacted with fury to an anonymous account written by a current Trump administration official claiming an internal White House resistance is working to “frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations” until he leaves – or can be removed from – office.

The op-ed, published in the New York Times on Wednesday, represents a shocking critique of Trump and is without precedent in modern American history. The anonymous author describes Trump as amoral, “anti-trade and anti-democratic” and prone to making “half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions”.

The writer claims aides had explored the possibility of removing Trump from office via the 25th amendment, a complex constitutional mechanism to allow for the replacement of a president who is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”, but had decided against it.

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Trump sees treason from within

Stephen Collinson (CNN, 06/09/2018)

It's impossible to know in the moment when a presidency begins to dissolve. But after a devastating 48 hours, it's already clear that Donald Trump's will never be the same.

Whatever your view of Trump, his behavior and his presidency, Washington is watching the opening act of a stunning attempt to topple the elected leader of the nation.

Damaging twin portraits of the President in a New York Times op-ed and Bob Woodward's new book are using the words of current top officials to fracture the mythology of vanity and bombast, conmanship and intimidation of Trump's personality cult.

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Anonymous White House official: I’m working to stop Trump’s agenda

Bob Fredericks (New York Post, 05/09/2018)

A “senior” Team Trump official published an anonymous opinion column in the New York Times on Wednesday revealing the “quiet resistance” against the president inside the White House.

The tell-all claims there’s a “two-track presidency” in place, and that some of Trump’s aides “have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.”

“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the author wrote.

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