'That's Not Journalism, That's Clickbait': Gutfeld Slams Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

'That's Not Journalism, That's Clickbait': Gutfeld Slams Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

'That's Not Journalism, That's Clickbait': Gutfeld Slams Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

The unsigned column drew disavowals from at least 11 advisers to Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence, Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Coats said in a statement that speculation that he or his principal deputy wrote the piece was "patently false".

"The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds".

Trump tweeted. "If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"

"I am not author of the anonymous NY Times op-ed", Linda tweeted.

After the column was published on Wednesday, senior officials reportedly cancelled afternoon meetings to brainstorm ways to identify the whistleblower, and some resorted to contacting reporters to find out who knows what, according to White House officials cited in a Wall Street Journal report.

Asked whether internal dissent in the White House concerned him, Graham, who has recently become one of Trump's most vocal supporters, said: "I don't know how deep it is".

The piece in the New York Times describes a president who is "impetuous" saying, "His impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations".

The opinion piece comes a day after excerpts of Bob Woodward's book on the Trump White House suggested that his top officials have been engaged in an "administrative coup d'etat" to protect the nation from the president, including removing key documents from his desk before he has a chance to sign them.


"I was absolutely nervous about it for any number of reasons, one being the safety and security of the writer".

"We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers", the paper said.

Other Republicans cast the author of the op-ed as a renegade whose anonymous status undercut any credibility.

The author wrote that "there were early whispers within the Cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president".

What would happen, Sullivan wondered, if one of the Times's own reporters discovered the identity of the author?

In a blistering statement, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the author of choosing to "deceive" the president by remaining in the administration.

The 448-page book is scheduled to hit stores on September 11 and claims to give an insider's account on the White House working and decision-making process in Trump's presidency.

There have been previous reports by journalists and former White House staffers of upheaval in the White House West Wing since Trump's January 2017 inauguration.

"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. I think this is maybe the fourth time we've done it in the last three years", he said.

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