On Wednesday, The New York Times published an Op-Ed that is garnering much attention and speculation now. A senior official in the Trump administration wrote scathingly about Trump and his own efforts to thwart the president’s destructive agenda. The anonymous source wrote:
‘The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.’
What is highly unusual is that major news outlets normally do not publish op-eds unless the author is identified by name. However, The Times gave their reasoning for doing so in this instance. Not surprisingly, Mr. Trump quickly jumped on Twitter to throw another tantrum, calling the source’s actions “treason.”
However, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was quick to remind the president on CNN that it is in no way treason. Graham said:
‘This is not treason under the Constitution.’
Maggie Jordan, a field producer for News Night on ACN, tweeted:
Graham is indeed correct. That source has a right under the First Amendment to speak as he so desires. His duty as a U.S. citizen and top government official is to try to do what is in the best interest of the country – not what is in the best interest of a destructive president.
Twitter pounced on Trump as well with a few users reminding him that he is the only one guilty of treason:
People are rapidly turning up the heat and Mr. Trump just can’t handle the truth anymore.
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