Published: Thu, September 06, 2018

Anonymous official cites Trump ‘amorality’ in NY Times op-ed

Anonymous official cites Trump ‘amorality’ in NY Times op-ed

"Wouldn't that be something it was Mike Pence?".

In short, Pence uses the word quite a lot.

Journalists, conspiracy theorists, politicians from both sides of politics - and even the president himself - have begun speculating on who the "senior official in the Trump administration" may be.

Another reason for why people think Pence might have authored the op-ed is that he is the most senior Trump official, and has the highest amount of job safety.

#Lodestar is now trending as online would-be sleuths compile every time Mr Pence has ever uttered the word in public.

But it had to be someone high-level, because The New York Times wouldn't have gone out there and presented this piece anonymously if this wasn't someone who they trusted to have the will and know what was going on in the administration. Multiple individuals on social media and on television noted that the op-ed includes the word "lodestar", and highlighted multiple instances where Pence has used the term in past speeches. "Anonymous. Meaning gutless, a gutless editorial", Trump said.


As the Inquisitr previously reported, in Fear: Trump in the White House, renowned journalist Bob Woodward described Pence as "a glorified golf caddy who doesn't want to rock the boat lest Trump tweet something mean about him", but today Pence broke with Trump, stating the following.

"My speechwriter contact: "It's possible Pence's speechwriter authored it". The Left will expunge the supposed stench of Trump-association from the author, and he or she will be held up as the model of the Republican all other Republicans should follow.

"To cover my tracks, I usually pay attention to other staffers' idioms and use that in my background quotes. That throws the scent off me", an official said in May this year. It has at times been so obsequious as to attract ridicule, as the Huffington Post has reported.

"The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going insane - & they don't know what to do", Trump wrote.

Trump lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed during an event with sheriffs at the White House on Wednesday afternoon.

"I work for the Gray Lady, but my loyalty is to the Take", it says, satirising what it says is a difference in outlooks between older op-ed writers and younger hires. At The New York Times, it is very rare, but not entirely unprecedented.

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