White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged people to call the New York Times opinion desk to uncover the identity of the anonymous senior official who penned a scathing analysis of the Trump administration, and claimed to be part of the “resistance.”
Sanders posted a note to Twitter with the caption, “For those of you asking for the identity of the anonymous coward:”
“The media’s wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump,” Sanders said. She then encourages people curious about the identity of the”gutless loser” to call the opinion desk of the “failing NYT.”
“They are the only ones complicit in this deceitful act,” she wrote.
For those of you asking for the identity of the anonymous coward: pic.twitter.com/RpWYPHa6To
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 6, 2018
The Times described the anonymous op-ed author as a “senior official” within the administration. The author wrote in the essay, published Wednesday, that many senior officials are “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” and that the administration is a divided “two-track presidency.”
Trump tweeted after the piece published, “If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”