Media leftists and “Never Trumpers” accused the anonymous anti-Trump op-ed writer of cowardice in failing to take the extra step of removing President Donald Trump from office altogether. Breitbart reported.
The author claimed to be part of the “resistance” inside the White House. But the real “resistance” wasn’t having it.
Jessica Roy, an anti-Trump writer at the Los Angeles Times, attacked the author in an op-ed titled, “No, anonymous Trump official, you’re not ‘part of the resistance.’ You’re a coward.” She accused the author of “enabling” the president:
“Nobody who’s part of the real resistance should be celebrating this. If you work in this administration and carry out any part of Trump’s agenda, you are enabling him, not undermining him. If we have a president so incompetent that his most trusted advisors have to play peekaboo to preserve national security, then those people should be working to get him out of office, not just spare us from his cruelest impulses.
“If they really believe there’s a need to subvert the president to protect the country, they should be getting this person out of the White House. But they’re too cowardly and afraid of the possible implications. They hand-wave the notion thusly.”
David Frum, a Never Trump former George W. Bush aide, agreed in the Atlantic, calling the op-ed a “cowardly coup.”
“If the president’s closest advisers believe that he is morally and intellectually unfit for his high office, they have a duty to do their utmost to remove him from it, by the lawful means at hand.”