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Politics 'In my own name': Anonymous author pledges to confront Trump before 2020 election

04:06  27 november  2019
04:06  27 november  2019 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The anonymous "resistance" op-ed author claims he or she will come forward to speak out against President Trump before the 2020 election.

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"Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election," the unnamed author of a new book declared on Tuesday.

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"As far as anonymity is concerned, I will not keep my identity shrouded in secrecy forever. I am not afraid to use my own name to express concern about the current occupant of the Oval Office," said the unnamed author while taking part in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on Tuesday.

"Donald Trump has not heard the last of me. There is more to come," the author continued. "Other people who are currently serving, and who have left, are also considering adding their voices before votes are cast in 2020. We talk about this with some regularity. In the meantime, Trump must answer to the American people for his own conduct instead of redirecting their attention."

The forum took place after the release of the anonymous official's recently released tell-all book about the Trump administration, A Warning, which prompted a shrug from the White House amid a more immediate threat posed by impeachment proceedings.

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“Others can fret about ridiculous, cowardly accusations; President Trump remains focused on delivering results to the American people," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said. Asked if the White House now had a clearer idea of the identity of the author, Grisham added, “Yes — a coward."

Guy Snodgrass, an ex-speechwriter for former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, raised suspicions this week when he tiptoed around rumors that he was the author of A Warning. But he later rejected the rumors, saying, “No, I’m not the writer."

Following the publication of the Times op-ed, a handful of Trump administration officials denied being the author, including Vice President Mike Pence, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Asked to describe him or herself during the "AMA," the anonymous author provided a two-word answer: "Concerned American."

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