CNN’s Amanda Carpenter: ‘Unseemly’ For Officials to Bash Trump Behind His Back


Jake Tapper and his CNN panel this afternoon discussed the rather stunning op-ed written by an anonymous senior White House official saying they’re part of the “resistance” within the White House to stop President Donald Trump from taking things too off-the-rails.

There’s a lot of skepticism surrounding the op-ed and the motives of the person who wrote it.

David Urban defended Trump’s record and said he should focus on his agenda instead of more “unhelpful” spouting-off moments.

Tapper read this selection from the op-ed:

“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. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”

Amanda Carpenter said the whole thing seems like “a cry for help”:

“‘Please love me! Don’t give the White House aides bad press because we’re really trying to do our best even if we can’t stop him at times.’ I do believe, yeah, that’s probably the truth, but the truth is also that you signed up to go help Donald Trump, and I think it’s frankly unseemly to go and do this behind his back.”

Tapper touched on the argument raised by this author that Trump needs to be reined in so they can focus on the actual agenda and avoid his “worst impulses.”

Later on Tapper took note of this point raised by a New York Times reporter who appears to be out of the loop on who the source was:

Watch above, via CNN.

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