Trump Officials Considered Resigning En Mass Last Year, Anonymous Op-ed Author Writes


Senior Trump administration officials considered resigning en masse last year in a “midnight self-massacre” to sound a public alarm about President Donald Trump’s conduct, but rejected the idea because they believed it would further destabilize an already teetering government, according to a new book by an unnamed author.

In “A Warning” by Anonymous, obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release, a writer described only as “a senior official in the Trump administration” paints a chilling portrait of the president as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation he was elected to lead.

The 259-page book – which was published by Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, and goes on sale Nov. 19 – does not re-create many specific episodes in vivid detail, which the author writes was intentional to protect his or her identity.

At a moment when a stream of political appointees and career public servants have testified before Congress about Trump’s conduct as part of the House impeachment inquiry, the book’s author defends his or her decision to remain anonymous.

“I have decided to publish this anonymously because this debate is not about me,” the author writes. “It is about us. It is about how we want the presidency to reflect our country, and that is where the discussion should center. Some will call this ‘cowardice.’ My feelings are not hurt by the accusation. Nor am I unprepared to attach my name to criticism of President Trump. I may do so, in due course.”

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham derided the book as a “work of fiction” and its anonymous author as a “coward.”

“The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies,” Grisham wrote in an email. “Real authors reach out to their subjects to get things fact checked – but this person is in hiding, making that very basic part of being a real writer impossible. Reporters who choose to write about this farce should have the journalistic integrity to cover the book as what it is – a work of fiction.”

Earlier this week, the Justice Department warned Hachette and the author’s agents, Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin, that the anonymous official may be violating a nondisclosure agreement. Javelin responded by accusing the administration of seeking to unmask the author.

The author’s Sept. 5, 2018, op-ed in the Times, headlined “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” depicted some senior officials as a bulwark protecting the country from the president’s reckless impulses. Trump denounced it at the time as treasonous.

The author describes senior officials waking up in the morning “in a full-blown panic” over the wild pronouncements the president had made on Twitter.

“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.”

(c) 2019, The Washington Post · Philip Rucker · 



  1. This is on the level of previous liberal fantasies and lies, unless we’re talking about disloyal swamp creatures, including Obama holdovers, who belonged on the outside.

  2. “cursing loudly about the cafeteria food”

    That description better fits the Democrat lunacies, such things as “gender is a social construct”, so that anatomical and genetic males who allegedly self-identify as females compete in female sports – a high point`in the Democrat – progressive narrative. Or another high point imported into here in Canada where a certain anatomical and genetic male who allegedly self-identifies as female has threatened-sued into bankruptcy what is going on a dozen female immigrant businesses for refusing him their services And so forth ad infinitum

  3. I don’t really understand the fuss.
    Is it so hard to believe that there are a few principled conservatives left?

    We all know Trump is a lunatic that isnt a revelation. The revelation is that people in the white house were momentarily willing to do something about it.

    Is your opinion of them so low, that you doubt that

    • The lunatic is you for following mainstream fake news conspiracy propaganda like a fool. When will you wake up, sheeple, and see what’s actually happening?

  4. Everything covert. Everything anonymous. Everything secret whistleblower. Unnamed White House insider. No names. No sources. Fake news at its worst. Classic Compost fairy tales.

  5. All those Rinos who considered resigning were for the same reason hundreds of CEO’s from companies resigned since President Trump came to office. They are all on the mass arrest list for major crimes and criminal activities and they know it.


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