Ingraham: Trump Official Behind NYT Op-Ed Should 'Man Up' and Come Forward
Says paper of record now the 'paper of rumor.'
In her "Angle" commentary on Wednesday, Laura Ingraham blasted the White House official who penned a New York Times op-ed criticizing President Trump.
The anonymously-penned piece, titled "I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," was published by The New York Times on Wednesday.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 5, 2018
In it, the man or woman writes that other top White House officials are "working diligently from within to frustrate parts of [President Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations."
Ingraham said that in publishing the piece, the once-revered Times has now become "the paper of rumor."
The author of the op-ed wrote that the success the president's administration has come despite Trump's "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective" leadership style.
Ingraham said that whoever authored the piece has no business being in the White House at all, calling the person "a mole and a fraud."
"This is a disgruntled employee, part of the failed GOP establishment that lost power and now want it back by any means necessary."
The release of the story came just a day after excerpts of veteran journalist Bob Woodward's book on Trump's White House were published by The Washington Post.
The book portrays a chaotic White House under Trump in which he is bad-mouthed and ridiculed behind his back by members of his staff.
Ingraham said that the timing of the Times op-ed had a feel similar to the Steele dossier, constructed by Trump's opponents.
She said the author of the piece likely had his feelings hurt by the president, but offered two words of advice.
"Man up," Ingraham said. "If you think so highly of yourself and really stand by your claims, step forward and identify yourself."
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