President Trump is not one to let anything go. This is especially true when he’s even the slightest bit criticized.
This week the New York Times printed an anonymous op-ed from a “senior official” in the Trump administration in which President Trump was highly criticized for well, basically everything. Now, Trump want to use the power of the federal government to go after his personal enemies.
Trump had this to say: “I would say Jeff should be investigating who the author of that piece was because I really believe it’s national security.” The president continued “We’re going to take a look at what he had, what he gave, what he’s talking about, also where he is right now.”
Additionally, President Trump said, when asked if there was going to be any action taken against the New York Times for printing the piece, he said: “We’re going to see, I’m looking at it right now.”
This is more than a tad ridiculous. Is the person a coward for writing and then having the article published?
Absolutely. I’ve made that abundantly clear. If you’re man or woman enough to publicly criticize your boss, then you should be more than willing to sign your name to the article. The author of the piece should have done that and more than likely, the identity of the author will come out somehow.
However, for President Trump to even threaten such action as to use the federal government because his feelings and ego were hurt is wrong. There have to be other, more important things to waste taxpayer money on, right? But remember when Trump said Google buries good news about him? He also threatened them with possible regulation. (I thought Republicans were the party of small government and less regulation?)
Now, he’s hinting at the possibility of doing it to the New York Times. We know Trump, like any other time he’s criticized, is bluffing. His feelings are hurt, his ego is bruised and this is his way of coping.
Also, isn’t there something called freedom of the press? The New York Times has the right to publish anything they feel so entitled to and then it’s up to the reader to determine if the information has any credibility.