The writer of an anonymous New York Times op-ed last year is claiming in a new book that senior administration officials thought about quitting as a large group in a “midnight self-massacre,” but decided not to out of fear of destabilizing the government, The Washington Post reported.
The Post obtained a copy of the book “A Warning” by the writer who is described as “a senior official in the Trump administration.”
The person who wrote the book last year anonymously wrote an op-ed in The New York Times, claiming then that there were efforts from staff to “thwart” President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden Trump’s 2016 team sounds alarm as Democrats make gains Whistleblower lawyer sends cease and desist to White House over Trump’s attacks MORE‘s worst instincts.
In the new book, the author pushed back on their former sentiments, writing “I was wrong about the ‘quiet resistance’ inside the Trump administration. Unelected bureaucrats and cabinet appointees were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run, or refine his malignant management style. He is who he is,” according to the Post.
The official also reportedly wrote that officials wake up “in a full-blown panic” due to Trump’s tweets.
“It’s like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak to find your elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard and cursing loudly about the cafeteria food, as worried attendants tried to catch him,” the author writes.
“You’re stunned, amused, and embarrassed all at the same time. Only your uncle probably wouldn’t do it every single day, his words aren’t broadcast to the public, and he doesn’t have to lead the US government once he puts his pants on,” read the quote from the Post.
The book also reportedly accuses Trump of saying misogynistic and racist things.
“I’ve sat and listened in uncomfortable silence as he talks about a woman’s appearance or performance,” the person wrote, according to the newspaper.
“He comments on makeup. He makes jokes about weight. He critiques clothing. He questions the toughness of women in and around his orbit. He uses words like ‘sweetie’ and ‘honey’ to address accomplished professionals. This is precisely the way a boss shouldn’t act in the work environment,” the author reportedly continued.
Trump is also accused of trying a Hispanic accent while complaining about migrant border crossings.
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