Sep 5, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump blasts "gutless" staffer who criticized him in NYT op-ed

Close-up of Trump speaking forcefully

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President Trump responded to the anonymous op-ed written by a senior Trump administration official and published in the New York Times on Wednesday during his meeting with sheriffs from across the country.

“Anonymous. Can you believe it? Anonymous. Meaning gutless. A gutless editorial.”
— President Trump, while holding out a printed, and highlighted, copy of the op-ed.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also called on the "gutless anonymous source" to resign, and said the administration isn't surprised that the Time chose "to publish this pathetic, reckless, and selfish op-ed," calling it "a new low."

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