1. Many officials are working against Trump from within the administration
The anonymous author of the New York Times’s essay, titled I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump administration, says that many officials across government are working inside the administration as part of a “quiet resistance”.
The author says: “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
One example given is officials pushing on with sanctions against Russia despite the president’s opposition to them. Across the administration people are “choosing to put country first”. The author says this is not the “deep state” but the “steady state”.