'That's Not Journalism, That's Clickbait': Gutfeld Slams Anonymous NYT Op-Ed

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The newspaper's spokeswoman, Eileen Murphy, said the Times was incredibly proud to have published the piece, "which adds significant value to the public's understanding of what is going on in the Trump administration from someone who is in a position to know".

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During a campaign appearance in Billings, Montana, Trump also praised Greg Gianforte, the Republican congressman who physically attacked the Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs previous year, as "a fighter and a winner". "It doesn't help the president". And someday, when I'm not president.

Ryan has been an occasional critic of the president's, and the two clash on issues like tariffs, Russian Federation and immigration.

Mr Trump said he won't be settling for that response. "And guess what, we are passing good laws that improve people's lives".

They did all that work, only to reveal findings that are glaringly obvious: The op-ed was likely written by, wait for it - an older, conservative male.

He also said the Times should publish the author's identity "for the sake of our national security".

Vice President Mike Pence also denied writing the opinion piece.

"We're looking at what is proper from a legislative branch standpoint". At the same time, I can't say whether we would have done it or not, so I don't want to sound churlish. In the Atlantic, David Frum, a Republican commentator who is a fierce critic of Mr Trump, called it a "constitutional crisis". In this case, the newspaper considered that the person's job would clearly be at risk and that the person could even be physically threatened, Dao said.

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Top Trump administration officials say they are not the writer of a New York Times opinion piece sharply critical of President Donald Trump.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked the writer as a "disgruntled, deceptive bad actor".

"And this person instead, according to the New York Times, chose not only to stay but to undermine what President Trump and this administration are trying to do".

The op-ed described Trump's leadership style as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective".

But the internet and Trump's own aides were abuzz with speculation over who the unnamed official might be and whether the act of defiance was tantamount to a coup in the making. I guess by process of elimination, it will probably come down to the butler. We are focusing on the well-being, the kitchen table, the concerns of America's working families.

Trump and his inner circle have been in damage control all week fighting similarly themed revelations contained in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward's upcoming book, "Fear: Trump in the White House".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, in a separate statement, called the anonymous author a "coward" who should resign.

Trump later tweeted, "TREASON?" and in an extraordinary move demanded that if "the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for national security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" We're in Crazytown. I don't even know why any of us are here. She said no one approached the Post to hawk the column.

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