Deancooper posted a comment · Sep 07, 2018
Good grief, I love Trump but you're hyperventilating over this strikes me as silly. Don't newspapers quote unnamed sources every day? The NYTimes certainly knows the identity of this individual and vouches for them in the same way they would any other source. This isn't an anonymous Internet posting. And doesn't Woodward's book at least indicate that there are other people in the administration who likewise attempt to “thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclincations”. I understand Woodward has all of his sources recorded so he can at least back up what they said to him -- albeit they could be lying to him. Some in the administration no doubt do stand up to the president. Some may eventually resign if he blatantly ignores their advice. But others think they are helping more by taking indirect approaches. They do think they're putting their country first. My problem is that by taking the approach they are, they are undermining the constitution, and taking authority into their own hands that does not belong to them. What is the goal then of this op-ed writer? I would think they hope by going public with this that others in the administration will do likewise, and together they can then get the president removed by invoking the 25th amendment. Or at least get the public to realize there's a serious problem. In other words, I think they deliberately want to undermine the president -- even though they like his policies. Amazing. And yes, this is in part the "deep state".