Ruth Marcus, deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post, told Todd on MSNBC that if the author had come to the Post it would provoke a serious discussion, because the newspaper has not in the past run anonymous op-ed columns. "[Donald Trump] has a clear governing vision for the country and his record of results is remarkable".
Moving to squelch internet speculation, Pence's spokesman said the vice president did not write the article.
The Times' only clue was calling the author a "senior administration official".
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders attributed the book's criticism of Trump to "disgruntled" former aides. Dao did not rule out publishing another such piece from a Trump administration official in the future.
Dao said the Times protected the official's identity at the author's request because divulging the name would jeopardize the person's job. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed.
Some people online also made jokes about or theorized about whether Melania Trump herself could possibly be the anonymous writer, although there is no evidence of that.
The official described a "two-track" presidency in which Trump says one thing and his staff consciously does another, for example with regard to what he called Trump's "preference for autocrats and dictators".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during a trip to India, told reporters "it's not mine", and denounced the Times for publishing the anonymous article that indicates Trump may be facing the prospect of revolt within his own administration.
The Times op-ed, and Woodward's book, which is to be published next week, followed many news articles during Trump's 19-month presidency that have depicted turbulence inside the White House under his leadership.
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Their plan involved purchasing a McDonald's golf shirt at a thrift store for US$5.99. "I was very, very nervous", Jevh said. It was unclear whether McDonald's knew the poster's origins or if the eatery would allow it to remain.
Trump, appearing at an unrelated event Wednesday at the White House, lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed. It's like there's a sign that says 'In case of emergency, break glass, ' but these guys are like, 'I mean we could break the glass, but then there'd be glass everywhere.
Trump was reacting in the Wednesday evening tweet to the newspaper's publication of a column by an unnamed senior administration official who writes of an internal "resistance" effort "working diligently from within" to impede Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda.
There will also surely be calls for this administration official to reveal him/herself.
The mystery writer has sparked wild speculation, similar to the frenzy to learn the identity of Woodward and Carl Bernstein's mysterious Watergate source, Deep Throat, who was later to be revealed to be Federal Bureau of Investigation associate director Mark Felt. "With the midterms approaching, [Robert] Mueller's report nearing completion, and the Democrats becoming ever more vocal with their calls for impeachment, she's concerned Donald's going to start to unravel seriously". Reading off a list, he said nobody had matched his administration's accomplishments, touting the country's economic gains since his election.
"In serving in this administration", Mattis concludes, "the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination".
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Team captains Maurkice Pouncey and Cam Heyward said they've communicated with Bell, but they wouldn't disclose particulars. Bell has stayed away from the team as a way to avoid injury and exercise his leverage as he seeks a contract extension.