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“Covert Coup” From Inside Trump White House Sparks Constitutional Crisis

What’s more troubling: That the grotesque liar and right-wing narcissist Donald Trump was elected by the American people to be President of the United States in 2016? Or that there is now apparently a secret cabal of unelected right-wing officials inside his White House—at least according to a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday afternoon—that is actively undermining his presidency from within and their own discretion?

“I work for the president,” the op-ed writer, controversially provided anonymity by Times, confesses, “but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

The explosive admission detailed in the column, if true, would be historically unprecedented: someone described by the paper as a confirmed “senior official in the Trump administration” openly admitting to the American public that there is a coordinated effort afoot to sabotage the prerogatives—horrible and offensive as they might be—of the democratically-elected president they have been hired or appointed to serve.

The individual behind the op-ed is clear that the efforts of those opposing the president “is not the popular ‘resistance’ of the left,” but rather right-wing operatives concerned that Trump’s “amorality”—as they alone define it—is a threat to their perceived notions of what good governance should be.

In response to its publication, Trump called the person responsible “gutless” and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders in a statement called on the author to quit immediately.

“The individual behind this piece has chosen to deceive, rather than support, the duly elected President of the United States,” she said in a statement. “He is not putting country first, but putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people.” She added, “This coward should do the right thing and resign.”

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