White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged Twitter followers to call the opinion desk of the “failing New York Times” and demand the identity of the “gutless loser” who wrote the bombshell editorial about the danger President Donald Trump poses to American democracy.
The statement she posted to her Twitter account was in response to the high volume of questions regarding the identity of the anonymous senior official in the Trump administration who argued that Trump is amoral and unfit for office.
Sanders wrote: For those of you asking for the identity of the anonymous coward and posted the following statement:
“The media’s wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump. Stop. If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT,” Sanders wrote, before posting the phone number. “They are the only ones complicit in this deceitful act. We stand united together and fully support our President Donald J. Trump.”
For those of you asking for the identity of the anonymous coward: pic.twitter.com/RpWYPHa6To
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 6, 2018
One has to recognize the irony in Sanders echoing the president’s description of the paper by referring to it as the “failing” New York Times. She, like Trump, glosses over the fact the entire world is talking about what was published yesterday. The publication is hardly failing; and it’s clear the Trump team has no viable argument to make. The best they can do is ask Trump’s rabid base to flood the phone lines.
The author of the New York Times article wrote, in part:
“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 Times article stated.
“Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.”
The Times will not reveal their source. The anonymous writer will choose make their identity known when it suits their needs, no matter how many irate phone calls they receive from Trump supporters.