Trump officials considered resigning en masse in ‘midnight self-massacre,’ according to new anonymous White House exposé . An anonymous US government official has claimed in a new book that administration officials considered resigning en ,
Masse to raise alarm about President Donald Trump’s behavior. The official added that having “quiet resistance” within the White House hasn’t worked: Officials “were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run,
Or refine his malignant management style,” an extract said. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham described the book as a “work of fiction” written by a “coward.” Trump administration,” last year penned an explosive op-ed in The New York Times ,
Trump administration,” they said, according to The Post. “Unelected bureaucrats and cabinet appointees were never going to steer Donald Trump the right direction in the long run, or refine his malignant management style.
The official added, according to The Post, that things reached a crisis point last year when a group of senior administration officials considered announcing their resignation at the same time in a “midnight self-massacre” to signal their alarm at Trump’s behavior.
But they ultimately decided against the idea saying that it would further destabilize an already-teetering government, The Post reported the author as saying.
The phrase “midnight self-massacre” alludes to the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre,” when during the Watergate investigation in 1974 a series of senior government officials resigned rather than follow President Richard Nixon’s orders to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
In other extracts, the anonymous official compared the reaction among White House officials to the president’s tweets as like finding an ” elderly uncle running pantsless across the courtyard”, and described sexist comments made by the president about female officials,