“I am part of the Resistance”

“I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.

RTFA. Written by a brave person, conscientious enough to defend a constitution stained by Congressional cowardice, this nation’s bigotry, racism.

4 thoughts on ““I am part of the Resistance”

  1. Puzzling Evidence™ says:

    Note that the official response from the White House doesn’t claim the op-ed is fiction (as Trump has with Woodward’s other accounts of his behavior). Instead, it attack the Times for a lack of scruples and calls the author a coward who resents everything Trump has done for the country. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmXEip8VAAAcbZ_.jpg:large
    Meanwhile: “Trump White House is conducting frantic witch hunt to figure out who wrote the NYT bombshell ‘resistance’ op-ed: CNN” https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/cnns-kaitlan-collins-says-that-white-house-officials-are-scrambling-and-texting-her-to-figure-out-who-wrote-the-nyt-bombshell-article/

  2. Weiße Rose says:

    “Former senior White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon calls it a “coup.” Commentators at the Atlantic and the American Conservative are inclined to agree. Even journalist Bob Woodward’s book “Fear” calls it an “administrative coup d’etat.” But they’re wrong.” (Washington Post 9/11/18) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/09/11/steven-bannon-is-wrong-the-white-house-resistance-is-the-opposite-of-a-coup/?utm_term=.19baa57495e9 “…A coup aims to replace one government with another. But what Anonymous describes is not designed to displace the president or the government. Anonymous writes that those working to subvert Trump had considered but rejected using the 25th Amendment, which would have removed Trump from office.
    Instead, what they are doing is propping him up, protecting him from the consequences of his “bad decisions” by keeping those decisions “contained to the West Wing.” Anonymous and his compatriots “want the Administration to succeed.”

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