Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Merle Christensen

Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

"It would have to clearly depend upon who was writing this, and the amount of trust and confidence that we had in going ahead", Ancrum said.

Senior aides to Donald Trump scrambled on Thursday to disown a New York Times column written by an unnamed administration official that slammed the leadership style of the USA president as impetuous, petty and ineffective.

Coats later issued his own denial; and with three prominent administration members delivering on-the-record denials, the focus could now fall on other senior aides to do the same, with questions raised about those who stay silent.

Trump was furious, tweeting Thursday morning that "The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do". The anonymous author was gutless, the president said.

Former CIA Director John Brennan, a fierce Trump critic, called the op-ed "active insubordination. born out of loyalty to the country".

"To those who believe that this man is a fool, that it's only the people around him that keep his safe, you don't know what you're talking about", Graham said. His deputy chief of staff said Pence's office is "above such amateur acts". "By the process of elimination, it will probably come down to the butler, who probably has the most knowledge of the presidents in the White House".

In case you missed the fireworks, a senior administration official wrote a damning op-ed about Donald Trump in The New York Times today.

"The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do", he tweeted on Thursday morning.

"You are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions", she wrote.

"I come from a place where if you're not in a position to execute the commander's intent, you have a singular option, that is to leave", he said.

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"It's not mine", Pompeo added, referring to the article.

"I am not author of the anonymous NY Times op-ed", Linda tweeted. But such achievements were made "despite - not because of the president's leadership style", the author added in his or her devastating critique. He criticized the newspaper for printing the column and said the Times should reveal its source for reasons of national security.

On its podcast "The Daily", Dao said he was approached by someone he trusted about publishing the article.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters she was not the author.

"President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader", said the author of op-ed titled "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration". She even went so far as to share the phone number for the paper.

Officials told the news outlet that Trump is deeply suspicious about much of the government he oversees - including some of the most senior political appointees and hand-picked aides at the White House.

'So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until - one way or another - it's over, ' they said.

The official's piece described a "two-track" presidency in which Trump says one thing and his staff consciously does another, citing the president's alleged preference "for autocrats and dictators".

"The root of the problem is the president's amorality".

Describing Trump as unprincipled and "amoral", the author wrote: "Meetings with him 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".

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