I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration, by Anonymous, published as an op-ed in the New York Times.

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader. …

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.

I would know. I am one of them.

To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous. …

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

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. …

From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.

Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.

“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier. …

It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.

Ahh, so the deep state really does exist.

Who elected the anonymous official who wrote that article?

Sounds like a never-Trumper Republican, one of the PC crew on the right. They live in the PC fantasy world. Could account for the schizoid nature of the White House though, which often shows deep-state/PC influences.

People Trump hired are trying to override his agenda with that of Jeb Bush and John McCain.

Yes, Trump is mercurial and light on policy detail, and given to saying outrageous things. Just listen to his campaign speeches; it’s hardly a secret.