Whether this anonymous source is real or not (the media has a poor track record at having to back off of stories sources by anonymous sources), all it does is underline the view of many Americans that there is a Washington establishment, or deep state, that doesn’t really believe in representative government. They believe that they should run things. Like it or not, Trump was duly elected and has the right and obligation to govern. If Americans don’t like it, our recourse is to vote him out of office or elect a Congress that will check his progress.
An unnamed senior Trump official has said members of the administration are working to frustrate parts of the president’s agenda to protect the country from his “worst inclinations”.
In a New York Times editorial, the author said President Trump’s “amorality” and “impulsiveness” had led to ill-informed and reckless decisions.
Mr Trump labelled the anonymous writer “gutless” and the newspaper as “phony”.
His press secretary said the mystery writer was a “coward” who should quit.
The Times defended the editorial in a statement, saying: “We are incredibly proud to have published this piece, which adds significant value to the public’s understanding of what is going on in the Trump administration.”
The opinion piece comes a day after excerpts of Bob Woodward’s book on the Trump White House suggested that his top officials have been engaged in an “administrative coup d’etat” to protect the nation from the president, including removing key documents from his desk before he has a chance to sign them.