Anonymous Trump official who authored NYT op-ed to release book
What's happening: The book, titled "A Warning," will be released on Nov. 19 and is said to provide "an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency," per the Post. The author's name will remain anonymous.
- The author's agent and publishers refused to comment on whether the author is still a member of the Trump administration, per CNN.
The big picture: The op-ed detailed Trump's time in office, calling his leadership "petty and ineffective" and saying his "impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back."
- The op-ed received huge pushback from Trump, who questioned if the author even existed or if they'd committed treason.
The state of play: The author refused to take an advance for the project and "is donating a substantial portion of any royalties to charities that protect those seeking the truth around the world," including the White House Correspondents' Association, literary agent Matt Latimer told the Post.