Many senior officials in the Trump administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of the president’s agenda to protect the country from his worst inclinations, an anonymous Trump official wrote in a column published by the New York Times on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many senior officials in President Donald Trump’s administration have been working from within to frustrate parts of his agenda to protect the country from his worst impulses, an anonymous Trump official wrote in a column published by the New York Times on Wednesday.
In the piece, the official described “early whispers” among members of Trump’s Cabinet to take steps to remove him as president, but added they decided against it to avoid a constitutional crisis.
The official wrote that the root of the problem was that Trump is amoral and not moored to any discernible principles that guide his decision-making.
“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the author wrote.
Asked about the column during a White House event, Trump called it a “gutless editorial,” bashed the New York Times as “failing,” and ticked off economic achievements that he said were proof of his leadership.
Staring into the cameras, he said: “Nobody is going to come close to beating me in 2020 because of what we’ve done.”
The Republican president later fired off a one-word message on Twitter: “TREASON?”