President Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed that he is aware of the identity of the anonymous administration official who wrote the scathing ‘tell-all’ about his time in the White House, but he will not reveal the name to the public.
“I know who it is,” Trump told reporters at Andrews Air Force Base. The president added that he can’t say who it is, but he “knows who it is.”
“People know it’s a fraud,” he said. “I know about anonymous and I know about the leakers, too.”
The anonymous author, who is also behind a now-infamous op-ed in the New York Times in 2018 claiming that he or she was “part of the resistance” to undermine Trump, published a book entitled “A Warning” last November that criticized Trump, especially for him allegedly ‘mocking’ immigrants as well as challenging public policy decisions.
The secretive scribe also wrote about other instances where they say that Trump took ‘fiery and flippant’ stances on major policy issues and even said that Trump’s stance on dealing with the corruption in Ukraine was “barely believable to anyone around him.”
“The obvious corruption was in the Oval Office. The president had apparently learned nothing from the Mueller saga. Only we did. We learned that, given enough time and space, Donald J. Trump will seek to abuse any power he is given,” the book reads.
The White House quickly blasted the book even before it was released and made a statement about how the author showed no credibility at all because they chose to publish an anonymous book. The White House called the book a “work of fiction”, which seems like a fairly accurate description when you consider the habitual mistruths published.
“The coward who wrote this book didn’t put their name on it because it is nothing but lies,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on Nov. 7. “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.”
The author included a number of ‘details’ about working at the White House with the president, insinuating that he was “uncomfortable” to be around.
“He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, is easily irritated, and has trouble synthesizing information, not occasionally but with regularity,” the book said.
The book also alleges that Trump has a derogatory demeanor towards women, and even questions the abilities of the women that work with and for him.
The hiding author also wrote that at the midway point of Trump’s term “top advisers and cabinet-level officials contemplated what might be called a midnight self-massacre, resigning en masse to call attention to Trump’s misconduct and erratic leadership.” The so-called plan obviously never came to fruition, but it was written that many staffers already had “draft resignation letters in our desks or on our laptops.”
President Trump has announced that he may decide to sue the cowardice anonymous writer of the book of lies, which will surely be announced on his social media account when he does.