For four years, Washington Republicans have vented anonymously in the media, revealing what they really think without losing the status they've earned. One such Republican tells how he squares his love of power with his contempt for Trump
“I remember thinking Reince Priebus is like Marshal Pétain, and the RNC is like Vichy France,” he said of the 2016 campaign. But he continued to work on Donald Trump’s behalf, even as he tried to convince himself that wasn’t what he was doing.
For the latest issue of , I profiled one of my anonymous Republican sources.
“Those [#NeverTrump] people are delusional grifters,” he said. “Trump is going to lose, and the Democrats are going to look at those assholes and say, ‘Get the fuck out of here, you Bush-loving warmongers.” Thoughts /1
terrific piece by on the extreme nihilism of an anonymous Republican justifying his continued presence on the Trump train. "What else am I gonna do, go sell printer paper?”
“When he became the nominee, I almost quit.” But he didn’t. Instead, when the test came, he found it was possible — easy, even — to put up with what he didn’t agree with and didn’t want to be associated with in order to climb and survive in Washington.
This Republican works for one of the most powerful people in the country. Read that sentence again. Does it mean anything to you? When you think about it, it could mean almost anything, couldn’t it?
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For four years, Washington Republicans have vented anonymously in the media, revealing what they really think without losing the status they've earned. One such Republican tells how he squares his love of power with his contempt for Trump
By granting anonymity, I’m part of a system that enables political leaders to have it both ways, to indulge in ugliness and irresponsibility and to distance themselves from their own actions. The press provides the alibi as it prosecutes the case.
I've been wanting to read a piece like this -- about the psychological contortions of Trump enablers who know better -- for four years
Terrific piece on GOP anonymity. Key quote: "If the choice is between being lied to on the record or told the truth 'on background'...I will choose the truth every time — even though...I make it easier for this system of secrecy to continue."
This from is refreshing, honest and self-aware — a perfect example of why she is a must read.
How one anonymous, Trump-loathing Republican squares his love of power with his contempt for the president. reports
Trump senior staffer to : This is a man who is so completely alien to what this country — the best principles of what this country is about...He’s a permanent scar on the face of our country.” Do Trump supporters know better?
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1984th tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
A Vichy Republican speaks
Complex piece by ⁦⁩ that will make you gag at the gall of the GOP: An Anonymous Republican on Power vs. Contempt for Trump
A small point about this fantastic profile of an anonymous anti-Trump Republican who often talks to reporters
I hope it isn't mansplaining on my part to opine that the breakout journalism star of the 2020 presidential race is . This is a really good piece, coming on the heels of many others.
I’m not a burn-it-all-down sort by nature, but man, this guy just about has me convinced.
From this article I'm reading