When I wrote about Bob Woodward’s book, Fear, all about the shambolic nature of the Trump White House, I was filled with a sort of unpleasant apathy. It was clear that Woodward spoke to many people inside the White House (and executive branch) off the record, or under the condition of anonymity. It was clear that Woodward spoke to many people who once worked for the Trump White House but who left months ago. Very few of them would go on the record with Woodward, but as I wrote in that story: “No one in the White House wants to be there. But they want to get credit for not wanting to be there, I guess, as they carry out Trump’s unhinged orders.” That’s what I’m apathetic about: is there any moral courage to be found amongst the kind of people who would choose to work for a nutjob fascist, choose to follow his unhinged orders, and then choose to snipe about it all to Woodward? I Really Don’t Care DO U? Womp womp.
So here’s the new thing… everyone around Trump is panicking about Woodward’s book. Trump is trying to say it’s full of lies, and his henchmen are denying that they ever spoke to Woodward. I don’t care about any of that either – water is wet, and Trump is a liar who is also bats–t crazy and dangerously stupid. But the new thing is that the New York Times published an op-ed from an “Anonymous” White House “senior official.” You can read the piece here:
Wow. From a senior Trump official: