The NeverTrump Movement Lives On – In the Executive Branch!
The New York Times sent the country into a full-blown frenzy on Thursday by publishing an anonymous op-ed from a “senior Trump administration official” who declared themselves, in not-so-many-words, a traitor to the president.
The official, who does not define himself as a NeverTrump neocon but might as well, assures America that without the courageous work of himself and a few other strategically placed officials within the administration, well, boy howdy, we would be in some SERIOUS trouble. ‘Cause this guy Trump is just plain NUTS, guys!
“Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets, and free people,” the author writes. “At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
“In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the ‘enemy of the people,’ President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic,” he continues. “Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.”
Sorry, but did we jump in a time machine and head back to the early days of the 2016 Republican primaries? Is this Jeb Bush, writing from a secret closet inside the West Wing? Did someone let Mitt Romney through the gate? Like, WHAT IS THIS? It reads as though the author thinks he is letting the country in on some big secret: Psst, hey…hey, America…Donald Trump isn’t an establishment Republican…pass it on! Yeah, Sherlock, we figured that out, oh, about a week after he announced his candidacy. Guess what? No matter what you or anyone else thinks about it, that’s partially why he won the primaries and ultimately the presidency. If we’d wanted just another GOP shill, Jeb Bush was RIGHT THERE waiting to be crowned the rightful heir to the throne.
“Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media,” he writes. “But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.”
Seriously, why was this written? Why was it published by The New York Times? In what administration, going back to the dawn of our republic, have bad decisions by the president NOT been contained by his top advisors? Isn’t that what advisors are for? To advise? Furthermore, who appointed these advisors in the first place?
Oh right, the lunatic president who doesn’t deserve to have the full powers of the office.
It seems we were premature in declaring the NeverTrump movement dead and buried. It is apparently alive and well in the only place that matters: the Executive Branch.
Looks like President Trump is going to have to clear his schedule for the next week or so. He’s got some weed-pulling to do.