Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Mike Pence

Who wrote the anonymous New York Times op-ed about Trump? "[Donald Trump] has a clear governing vision for the country and his record of results is remarkable".

"We have a lot of love in the administration", Trump said at the rally, in response to a question from Fox News' Pete Hegseth.

As one high level administration official after the other released scathing statements denying they were the wordsmith culprit, Trump appears to have bought the rebuttals.

Let's just hope this saga doesn't end like this.

List of New York Times anonymous source denials continues to grow.

On top of Mr Pence's comments, another senior White House appointee, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, also fiercely denied writing the editorial, attacking the writer as a "disgruntled deceptive bad actor".

Trump said the book, written by USA veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward, "means nothing" and called it a "work of fiction".

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Trump was asked if, in light of the book and column, he trust the people around him.

The Times said it published the op-ed to get the information out, but without the author's name, in order to protect the job of the senior White House official.

The Times published the column on Wednesday, saying it was by a senior official in the administration.

While crediting the few successes Trump's White House has seen, the essay adds that "these successes have come despite - not because of - the president's leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

Sen. Chris Coons of DE said, "President Trump continues to show a troubling trend in which he views the Department of Justice as the private legal department of the Trump organization rather than an entity that is focused on respecting the Constitution and enforcing our laws". Dao wouldn't go into much more detail, but said that only a "very small number of people within the Times" know the writer's identity. "This is the most hopeful I've felt about our government in a long, long time".

When news organizations use an unnamed source, they are asking readers to trust the credibility of the information at a time of public distrust in the media. A wounded lion is a very risky animal, and I think Donald Trump is wounded.

The FBI and Justice Department are responsible for investigating federal crimes, but there is no indication of anything illegal having been done in the publication of a newspaper opinion piece critical of the president.

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