Published: Fri, September 07, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Melania Trump accuses op-ed author of 'sabotaging' the US

Melania Trump accuses op-ed author of 'sabotaging' the US

That measure defines methods to legally remove a president from office.

Yesterday senior Trump officials rushed to pledge their loyalty.

"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". "It may not be a Republican, it may not be a conservative, it may be a deep state person that's been there a long time".

The paper's coverage, along with that of most other legacy newspapers, has been overwhelmingly negative, President Trump's supporters complain.

With such a wide circle of potential suspicion, Trump's men and women felt they had no choice but to speak out.

The unsigned column drew disavowals from at least 11 advisers to Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence, Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Coats said in a statement that speculation that he or his principal deputy wrote the piece was "patently false".

The author professed to be a member of that same inner circle. There was no surefire way to know, and that only deepened the President's frustrations.

Trump, speaking at the White House last night, blasted the anonymous report as "gutless" and "really a disgrace".

The writer describes the president as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

On Twitter, Trump suggested he would use his powers to selectively declassify material damaging to his political enemies, after already stripping the security clearance of one critic and threatening to do the same to others.

Andelman, visiting scholar at the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and director of its Red Lines Project, is a contributor to CNN, where his columns won the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing.

Trump has been very upset and vocal about the article. So is the fact that the author of the op-ed was willing to say so in one of the nation's most influential newspapers.

"This is not sustainable to have an executive branch where individuals are not following the orders of the chief executive", Brennan told NBC's "Today" show. Melania is concerned about how Donald is going to hold up, and with good reason.

Donald Trump is determined to find the identity of the anonymous staff member who penned a scathing op-ed, and he reportedly will try to have the writer arrested once they are discovered.

But as the president took the stage, the fallout lingered from the anonymous account published Wednesday in the New York Times.

"It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room". "We fully recognize what is happening".

According to The Washington Post, Barack Obama offered to Donald Trump in their only Oval Office meeting a warning about North Korea as a global threat.

"In a statement, she called it a "pathetic, reckless and selfish op-ed" and said: "[The author] is not putting his country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the people.

"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.

Some of the guess-the-author game centred on whether the author worked in the White House or a federal agency.

Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the op-ed highlighted loyalty issues among staffers more than Trump's shortcomings. "Our office is above such amateur acts", wrote Jarrod Agen, spokesman for Mike Pence.

Trump wrote in a tweet.

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

Independent voters, and those who voted grudgingly for Mr Trump in 2016, may pause, Dr Bullock said.

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