Trump officials in uproar over anonymous ‘New York Times’ piece

A number of top US officials have denied that they are the author of a damning anonymous editorial that attacks President Donald Trump.

The New York Times article, said to be written by a senior White House official, says Trump’s appointees are trying to stifle his agenda.

There is fierce speculation over who is responsible ‑ with the vice‑president among those to deny any involvement.

Trump has described the writer as “gutless” and the newspaper as “phony”.Several other cabinet members and top officials have also denied writing the piece.

The article ‑ entitled I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration ‑ is written by someone the New York Times describes as a senior official in the Trump administration. The paper says the author requested anonymity and that this was essential to deliver an “important perspective” to its readers.

The article says “Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,”

“I would know. I am one of them.”