An anonymous Trump administration official, a “top official,” just released a scathing editorial in the New York Times upbraiding his own boss.
The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
Oh, I don’t know about that, if the author ever got around to discussing ways that Trump could leverage the presidency for cash, and cater to Russia in order to protect his own sorry ass from an angry Russian mob, I would bet that he or she would find some first principles awfully fast.
Chuck Todd is on my TV right now speculating that the top official is actually Don McGhan, soon to be departing White House Counsel. It’s a good enough guess, given that the person must be a cabinet member, or the White House Counsel in order to know the following:
iven the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.
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.
So, they’ve danced around it and it would be too hard to save the country, let them run it? If this person really wanted to get an honest conversation going he/she should have signed their name to the bottom of that Op-Ed and defied Trump to fire him or her, so that real discussions about the 25th Amendment could become part of the conversation taking place across the country. If he or she would have signed their name, it would have negated the need to write:
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.
He or she would not have to write it out, it would be implied by the bravery of the very act itself.