Source: The Hill
The conservative Drudge Report on Wednesday labeled the person identified as a senior Trump administration official who penned an anonymous op-ed blasting President Trump
as a “saboteur inside the White House.”
Drudge, the popular aggregation news site that has been largely supportive of the president going back to his campaign, included the label as its lead headline on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after The New Yew York Times published the op-ed.
In the op-ed, titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” the official calls into question the president’s mental health while saying that they and others in the administration are working to “thwart” Trump’s “worst inclinations.”
“To be clear, ours is not the popular ‘resistance’ of the left,” it reads. “We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.”
“But 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,” the unnamed official wrote.
The Times said in disclaimer on top of the op-ed that the writer’s identity is “known” to the newspaper, but said the official requested that the piece be published anonymously. The newspaper stated that the official’s “job would be jeopardized” if the person was identified.
The newspaper explained its extraordinary decision to publish the piece without naming the author, saying, “We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.”
The decision was met with some criticism from other media members on Twitter: