Top members of Donald Trump’s administration are so alarmed by his “erratic” and “amoral” behavior they are actively working to undermine him, an anonymous senior official wrote in The New York Times on Wednesday.
The US president responded with a one-word tweet asking if the unsigned op-ed could be considered treasonous, after assailing the newspaper for the “gutless” piece.
“TREASON?” Trump posted in response to the piece entitled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” which claimed the president’s own staff see him as a danger to the nation.
In the article, the official stressed they were committed to the Republican agenda, and did not side with opposition Democrats.
But, the official wrote, “we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.” France 24
The letter says that President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.
“It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.
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.”