Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
In response to an op-ed published anonymously in the New York Times confirming the existence of an organized resistance movement inside of the White House, President Trump called for the newspaper to turn over its author to the government for “National Security purposes,” also posing the question of “TREASON?”. The broad interpretation used to classify the author of the op-ed as a threat to national security weakens our nation’s democratic norm of free speech.