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Twitter Flips Out Over Anonymous WH Official’s NYT Op-Ed: ‘What the Holy Hell Is This?’

A senior White House official has written a blistering but anonymous op-ed for The New York Times saying in some detail they are part of a “resistance” inside the administration trying to curtail the worst impulses of President Donald Trump.

“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making,” the official says. “Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.”

Now, there are a lot of questions that need answering here. One of particular media relevance was this observation from New York Times investigative reporter Jodi Kantor:

In addition to the speculation about who this person could possibly be, some of the reactions have taken a pretty cynical viewpoint of why someone in the White House would be scrambling to say something like this while not disclosing who they are:

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