Melania Trump, First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), recently responded to an editorial opinion (Op-Ed) piece that ran in the New York Times — allegedly penned by an anonymous source claiming to be a senior official in the Trump administration.
Mrs. Trump issued this statement through CNN:
“Freedom of speech is an important pillar of our nation’s founding principles and a free press is important to our democracy. The press should be fair, unbiased and responsible.”
Then FLOTUS got personal. “To the writer of the op-ed — you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.”
The day before, after the “confidential” opinion piece was published, President Trump called the writer “gutless.”
The NYT said the unnamed writer’s identity is well-known. Taking credit for the article could cost his or her job.
Without even reading the OpEd piece, we know this person is a Swamp Rat, part of the problem in U.S. government that President Donald Trump promised to remedy. Why else would this individual skulk about making anonymous accusations?
Let’s call the unidentified source as Nemo (Latin for nobody) and, for the sake of brevity, assign a male gender (he, him, his) to this person.
Nemo began his opinion piece with the thesis that Trump is facing a test of his presidency “unlike any faced by a modern American leader.” Dramatic opening, no? These tests include the special counsel investigation into alleged Republican election interference and a country that is “bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership.”
We have to take issue with both of those statements since Trump has passed every test we could possibly imagine while keeping his campaign promises: unemployment is low, immigration control is underway, and the economy is hot hot hot.
What would be fair to say is that the Democrats are very sore losers and continue to divide the country by not toeing the line like all decent second-placers do.
But Nemo revealed his allegiance (anti-Trump) by the end of the fourth sentence: the anonymous writer is part of “an opposition hellbent on his downfall.” Rather than help Trump pull the oars on the good ship United States, this paid politician admitted they “work diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
Then Nemo clarified his position. He wants the administration to succeed but the president to fail, claiming that “the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.”
What about Trump’s successful resolution of the international trade war he initiated by renegotiating vital trade agreements to better serve Americans? Was that detrimental? And yet Nemo later calls these achievements “anti-trade and anti-democratic.” Huh?
Then Nemo gets personal about the Commander in Chief of the Land of Freedom:
“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality.”
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Democrats are also human. Take Bill Clinton, for example. Please.
Nemo accused his boss of lacking “any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.”
Perhaps that is called flexibility?
Soldiering on, Nemo made this even more preposterous statement:
“Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people.”
This accusation is quite a laugh, coming as it does two weeks after all the major leftward-leaning social media platforms banned the inflammatory conservative newscaster Alex Jones and his media network.
If anyone is against open debate and the fair exchange of ideas as guaranteed under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, it is Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and all the other anti-free speech networks who have been suppressing opposing views for months.
Nemo then bashes Trump’s leadership style, calling it “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective” and that most of Nemo’s colleagues “are working to insulate their operations from his whims.”
After more explanations and accusations, Nemo blames us – can you believe the nerve? Check this out:
“The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us.”
Way to play the victim card, Nemo! Furthermore, “We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.”
Civility? Maxine Waters. Enough said.
Nemo finished with a call to action: “break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.”
Obviously, Nemo is a Democrat and the NYT is the tool of that party. And, as President Trump said, publishing without taking credit is an act of cowardice.
FLOTUS summed up the real problem with the United States today – fake news and anonymous opinion-making on the part of Trump opponents:
“Unidentified sources have become the majority of the voices people hear about in today’s news. People with no names are writing our nation’s history. Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences. If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves.”
We couldn’t agree more. Don’t be like Nemo.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has issued her own call to action. The Trump staffer urged Americans to phone the New York Times and ask for Nemo’s true identity:
“The media’s wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump. Stop. If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT at 212-556-123, and ask them. They are the only ones complicit in this deceitful act. We stand united together and fully support our President Donald J. Trump.”
Again, we couldn’t agree more. Be like Sarah.