Linda McMahon Denies Authoring NY Times Op-Ed About Trump

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US President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" an anonymous New York Times article that the paper claims was written by a senior official in the Trump administration.

"Every week that goes by that the Trump administration and the Republicans are unable to sustain or develop momentum for their candidates is a lost week for the Republicans and a significant gain for the Democrats". Only this time the stakes are allegedly much higher.

The Times op-ed, anonymously authored and published on Wednesday, sparked a firestorm in Washington and a tweet storm from the president, who simultaneously accused the author of "treason" while questioning whether he even exists.

The Woodward book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", reported that senior aides lifted documents from the Oval Office desk to keep the president from acting on his impulses, reinforcing the assertions in the Times article. Impeachment - not "frenzy, mutiny and rumors" - is the antidote to Trump's criminal unfitness for public service, he added.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that the author of the op-ed should step down.

In the Atlantic, David Frum, a Republican commentator who is a fierce critic of Mr Trump, called it a "constitutional crisis".

"When you think about it it's an awesome statement of their willingness to make themselves bigger than the entire American system", Gingrich said. He called it "a disgrace" and the writer "gutless" during an event with sheriffs at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

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The writer said Trump aides are aware of the president's faults and "many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations". Look the person in the eye, tell them what you think.

Nearly all of the nation's sharpest political minds were in agreement on one point, however: This mystery senior government official should reveal him/herself, in order to save America from fascism, or hokey #Resistance claptrap, depending on whom you ask. "Anonymous leaking won't take down Trump".

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.

"To the writer of the op-ed - you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions", the first lady emphasized. "But in context, the author is a coward confessing to a coup and daring Trump to get worse", veteran journalist Dan Froomkin said.

The newspaper maintains a strict policy of separation between its news and opinion side, and the decision to publish the column without identifying the author was made by Dao and his boss, Editorial Page Editor James Bennet, in consultation with Publisher A.G. Sulzberger. But for many world leaders, they long ago began seeking ways to work around the vast gulf between Trump fantasies and hard realities. It declares that the author is part of the "resistance" inside the Trump administration.

"I don't really know what's going on in the White House. but it seems to me from outside it's open-ended down there, that there's no confidentiality and not a lot of loyalty down there with a lot of people", he said.

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