Clippings: “Resistance in the Trump Administration?” (Sept. 8, 2018)

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“So much of our politics, our public life, our public discourse, can seem small and mean
and petty, trafficking in bombast and insult, in phony controversies and manufactured
outrage. It is politics that pretends to be brave, but in fact is born of fear.”

-Barack Obama

For more, see “A storm gathers around Donald Trump, and constitutional crises
could follow” at:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/09/06/analysis-trump-faces-gathering-storm-presidency-possible-consitutional-crises/1210194002/

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I’ve been out of the country this past week, but paying close attention to the events that
put the future of our country in jeopardy. Here are a few:

Resistance in the Trump Administration? The big news this past week is
the NY Times anonymous op ed piece, which many readers of these Clippings
forwarded to me: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”

The message from the writer? “Many Trump appointees have vowed to do
what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s
more misguided im­pulses until he is out of office.”

Future historians will see this is a critical event in the story of our time.
Read the piece in full at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/opinion/trump-white-house-anonymous-resistance.html?emc=edit_ty_20180906&nl=opinion-today&nlid=2038796720180906&te=1

See also: “No, anonymous Trump official, you’re not ‘part of the resistance.’
You’re a coward” at:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/la-ol-enter-the-fray-no-you-re-not-part-of-the-resistance-1536182473-htmlstory.html

Woodward Book. Bob Woodward’s profile of the Trump Regime, Fear: Trump
in the White House, will be indispensable reading for future historians. Here’s a response
from a conservative Republican commentator: “President Trump is unfit for office.
Bob Woodward’s ‘Fear’ confirms it.” by By Max Boot (Washington Post) (Article attached) at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/09/04/president-trump-is-unfit-for-office-bob-woodwards-fear-confirms-it/?utm_term=.6df3d4f9a468

See also another conservative writer, Jennifer Rubin: “Trump isn’t really running
things” at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/09/05/trump-isnt-really-running-things/?utm_term=.957171aa97fb

See “Trump ‘isn’t talking to anyone’ at White House after bombshell book :
‘Everybody on the inside knows it’s true’ ” at:
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/trump-isnt-talking-anyone-white-house-bombshell-book-everybody-inside-knows-true/

And don’t worry about Trump’s libel threats: “Trump’s empty libel threats target
Woodward” at:
https://www.yahoo.com/news/see-court-trumps-empty-libel-threats-target-woodward-214331353.html