The New York Times has published an opinion essay written by an anonymous person that the newspaper described as a senior White House official whose stated goal is "to preserve our democratic institutions while they are frustrated." [President] The most mistaken impulses of Trump until he is out of the office.
The newspaper described Wednesday's move as "rare", leaving open the possibility that its editorial board has masked the names of opinion writers in the past.
The identity of the mysterious scribe, the new & # 39; Deep Throat & # 39; from Washington, it will become the subject of Twitterati cocktails and detectives talk for weeks.
But in a tweet, the Times described the person as a man, saying that "he and the others" are working together behind the scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In an online introduction, the Times says that the author's identity is known to us and the person's work would be compromised by its disclosure. We believe that publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to offer an important perspective to our readers. "
A mysterious aide to President Donald Trump attacked him anonymously in The New York Times on Wednesday, throwing accusations behind a veil of secrecy
The Times wrote that & # 39; he & # 39; – Identifying the author as a man – is part of a resistance movement of the White House whose objective is to subvert the president's worst impulses to save the country.
The essay describes a "silent resistance" that, by its very nature, has been kept secret, but is not designed to bring down Trump, only to stop his worst impulses.
"Ours is not the popular" resistance "of the left," writes the author. "We want the administration to be successful and we believe that many of its policies have already made the United States safer and more prosperous."
"But we believe that our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner detrimental to the health of our republic."
Then, instead of risking the invocation of Amendment 25 of the Constitution, the prescribed route to remove a president, boasts that we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until, one way or another, it's over & # 39;
The guessing game is underway, and every named Trump man is suspicious
The Times struggled to keep the author's name secret, but his social media staff eliminated half of the population with the word & # 39; he & # 39;
The anonymous internal critic of Trump criticizes the "amorality" of the president and affirms that he has no "first principles to guide his decision making" and no affinity with the typical republican ideals.
And Trump's "impetuous, adversarial, insignificant and ineffective" management style has caused disasters most of the time, and most cabinet officials are working to isolate their operations from their whims. "
"Meetings with him deviate from the issue and get out of the lanes, get involved in repetitive skirmishes, and their impulsiveness results in half-baked, misinformed and sometimes reckless decisions that have to go back," he continues.
Unlike The Washington Post, the stated policy that guides the Times in its decisions on the publication of opinion articles does not exclude anonymous essays.