September 6, 2018
The New York Times has gone into a whole new realm of fake news and/or aggressive treason by printing an op-ed allegedly written by an anonymous “Senior Figure in the Trump Administration.”
The article starts with this editorial note:
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.
What follows is exactly what you would expect when you hear about something like this. Staggeringly so.
It is written in first person, with the voice as an alleged high-ranking member of the administration who is attempting to thwart everything the President is attempting to do, framing him as an unstable lunatic. Furthermore, he describes a network of individuals working in the White House to attempt to stop Trump from destroying America by doing terrible, terrible things.
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.
The writer rambles on about how the President “shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives,” has “impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic,” has a leadership style “which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,” and how meetings “veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back” – in other words, he simply repeats what the New York Times editorial board along with the rest of the media has been saying since his inauguration.
The writer describes his alleged self and other alleged seditious conspirators secretly working to undermine the President and his agenda as “unsung heroes,” some of whom have been “cast as villains by the media” but have actually “gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing.”
In describing all of this vague craziness, and the heroic actions to stop it, it is unsurprising that he does not ever give a single real world example of this outrageous behavior, other than to say that the President is upset about being pressured into escalating tensions with Russia.
Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.
Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.
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.
He even reframes the notion of the “deep state,” which is what conservatives call the conspiracy within the government to undermine Trump, as “the steady state,” which is simply working to stop the lunatic leader from destroying America.
He closes with a shoutout to John McCain, which echoes the statements of former Presidents Bush and Obama at that man’s funeral, as well as the continual chant of the entire media.
The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.
Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.
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.
It is left up to the reader to decide if this is yet more fake news from the New York Times, which for the last three years has clearly faked the better part of its “anonymous sources,” or a genuine conspirator openly admitting to engaging in a seditious plot to undermine the elected government of this country.
I don’t personally know which it is. It indeed reads like most NYT fiction, and there is zero doubt that they would simply fake this. However, it is also a well known fact that the President has been incapable of staffing his administration with people who are on-board with the agenda that we voted for, and who view him as vaguely unhinged or evil because he represents what they view as the worst parts of America – white people who do not want to be disenfranchised and replaced.
If we consider that it may be real, there are several potential culprits.
Nimrata Randhawa (“Nikki Haley”)
Although I used the pronoun “he” in my above analysis, as that is what is traditionally appropriate in journalism, the first name that came to my mind when I read this was Nimrata Randhawa.
She was a horrible attacker of Donald Trump, effectively a #NeverTrump figure, who Trump put in a largely symbolic position, presumably to reward the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, a supporter of his, with the position of Governor.
She has continually acted against Trump’s will as Ambassador to the UN, she was a devout fan of John McCain and an attacker of Russia. Everything about this letter fits her.
The Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats has, since his appointment, done nothing but press the lunatic Russia kookspiracy. Every public statement he has made has amounted to an attack on Donald Trump. He has continually countered the President and come out in support of kooky and obviously hoaxed lies about the vast Russian conspiracy.
He also appears to be the kind of unstable, emotional individual who would be willing to publish this sort of thing.
Another female, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen has been absolutely horrible.
She has aggressively countered Trump, attacking the GOP as basically an arm of the Russian government, making the unfathomable claim that all of the elections in 2018 are being engineered by Russia.
Jared and Ivanka Kushner
Jared Kushner is the President’s official court Jew, a position he earned because he married the President’s daughter. Not only is Jared Jewish, his wife a convert, but they are registered Democrats, and believe everything that goes along with having that status.
Ivanka is a woman, and Jared is a clearly emotional weirdo, and both have continually apologized for Trump. Ivanka has a festering animosity towards her father, because she has lost her status as New York socialite to Trump’s decision to become the leader of a populist revolution.
These are also the only two people who could get caught and not be fired for having done this.
There are others who could have written this, potentially. I think the four I listed are most likely, if it is indeed real. CNN has put out a list of 13 potential writers, which overlaps with my own list, but includes people such as Jeff Sessions, who I am relatively certain would not have the nerve.
John Bolton is on their list, and I don’t think he would do it. Regardless of what we think of this guy, he appears to be very much enjoying the ride.
They also include Melania, which is pure evil. She would never do anything to harm The Leader. She is the Quiet Queen, who will serve her husband regardless.
The only one that they list that I did not list who is a potential culprit is Fiona Hill, a Russia foreign policy advisor who is a lunatic. There is a possibility it would be her.
I am about 50/50 as to whether this is even real, but of the 50, I am 95% sure it would be one of the four I listed above, I would put the 5% on Fiona.
A Brutal Escalation
This entire thing is a brutal escalation by the media of the war against Donald Trump. There is no way that the author of this – whether real or imagined – could not be criminally prosecuted. This is a confession to sedition, nothing more or less. And faking it would amount to conspiracy to undermine the elected government of the United States of America.
The fact that this was printed demonstrates that once again the desperation meter of the enemy has gone one notch further off the charts.
Everything these people are doing is failing, and they have completely lost their minds.
Furthermore, even if this is fake, it is pretty accurate fan fiction. We know that this is happening. And that it involves more people than those listed. Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein, for example, fit this description exactly (though I don’t believe either would be dumb enough to write it).
We have to remember that it is just us and The Leader against the whole world. And we have to do everything we can to stop these malicious influences by supporting the President and people who support him in every way we can.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
I’m draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back. Don’t worry, we will win!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 6, 2018