By Elijah Santos, Staff Writer
The New York Times came out with an insane essay, which has thrown the White House into a mass panic. Chaos rules the halls, reputations hang on by a thread, and a revolution is peaking around the corner. All of this is happening between the most powerful people in this country.
The essay was posted anonymously from The New York Times, given to them by a “senior official in the Trump administration”. The essay is about officials in the White House who are a part “of the resistance inside the Trump administration”. These few people deal with his “impulses” and attempt to “frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations”.
The essay covers everything from Trumps alleged reactions to comments made from alleged administration officials. Yet, the purpose of this essay, or at least what they want you to believe, is to instill hope into the American people that even though there may not be a trustworthy president, there are people in the White House attempting to save America.
Naturally, people began to form theories, but in the White House people began to point fingers. Immediately after this essay’s publication, Trump had been filled with uncontrollable anger.
When asked about the essay, Trump had no problem voicing his opinion, uttering “the failing New York Times” and “fake media”, as well as calling the anonymous author “gutless”. Since the essay’s publication, Trump has started an investigation and even wanted his administration to partake in a lie detector test.
Now, there has been a miniature revolution stirring up in the White House. According to Bob Woodward, the investigative journalist who reported President Nixon’s Watergate, Trump’s leading administration officials have been refusing to follow through with Trump’s orders.
James N. Mattis, United States Secretary of Defense, allegedly refused to put Trumps plan to “eliminate Bashar al-Assad” into action. Gary Cohn, Trumps chief economic advisor, apparently admits to taking decision memos off of Trumps desk. With so many of Trumps chosen advisors supposedly going against him, who could have written this essay?
Theories flooded the media. News stations calling White House employees, interviewing campaign staff, and even asking Trump who they believe the author is. Now some theories are farfetched, and others just meant to attract viewers, but after reading and reviewing many theories I have come to notice a few things that each theory tends to cover.
First, they believe a ghost writer wrote the essay for one of the officials. The idea behind this is so investigators wouldn’t be able to find a correlation between writing style. Second, when reporters asked Trump his opinion on the essay, Trump addresses the author as a ‘he’.
This leads investigators to believing that with all the leads Trump has, he has narrowed it down to a male author. With 19 out of the 25 cabinet members being male, it doesn’t make that detail very compelling, especially when these people are extremely close to Trump, some of them even being business partners. So, if Trump blames the wrong person then he could be at risk of losing a lot of money, which Trump does not want to do.
Yet, one new theory in particular has been able to incorporate all of these points and then some.
Michael Moore, left-wing activist and director, pointed out that he believes Trump is behind this essay. If Trump was as deceiving as Moore believes, then this would be a plan that might shed worse outcomes then people believe.
The reason Trump would want to put out a letter like this is to distract people. With his dictator attitude, Moore believes a distraction is what Trump needs to be able to push the boundaries of his presidential power to accomplish something with a totalitarian taste.
The theory follows that Trump had someone write this essay so when it was published the American people would have faith that someone was stopping Trump. When Trump may attempt to do something, the American people would have faith that someone is not going to let that hypothetical thing happen. Then Trump would receive little to no resistance and would pass this hypothetical bill, or law into effect.
No matter which theory we hold on to and choose to believe, we may never find out the truth behind who the writer is, or their reasons for writing it. For that our days must carry on. Hoping that the confounded words in the essay are truthful, and the American people can have faith that the people in government are trying to keep this country safe from impulsive decisions, we can only wait till our hopes are confirmed.