Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spokesman Tyler Houlton said, "Secretary Nielsen is focused on leading the men and women of DHS and protecting the homeland - not writing anonymous and false opinion pieces for the New York Times".
Trump took to Twitter nearly immediately after it was published, demanding that the New York Times turn over the identity of the senior staff member who wrote the editorial. "[Donald Trump] has a clear governing vision for the country and his record of results is remarkable. The Vice President, that was my first thought", she added.
Isn't it a shame that someone can write an article or book, totally make up stories and form a picture of a person that is literally the exact opposite of the fact, and get away with it without retribution or cost.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the author _ identified only as a senior administration official _ has chosen to "deceive, rather than support, the duly elected President of the United States".
Let's just hope this saga doesn't end like this.
The former NY businessman and reality TV star has had an unusually high level of staff turnover and has sometimes publicly criticized his top aides.
The Times' only clue was calling the author a "senior administration official". "If a person is bold enough to accuse people of negative actions, they have a responsibility to stand by their words and people publicly have a right to defend themselves".
Both officials denied the quotes, and Trump retweeted their denials.
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"It probably won't take long for us to find out who wrote it".
In the article, the anonymous writer slams the US president, claims to be part of the "resistance" against Trump to "thwart" his "more misguided impulses", and even reveals that cabinet members once considered using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
The Woodward book, Fear: Trump in the White House, reported that senior aides lifted documents from the Oval Office desk to keep the president from acting on his impulses, reinforcing the assertions in the Times op-ed piece.
As President Donald Trump continues to bash the extraordinary criticism from within his administration, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials began denying authorship of an op-ed that has thrown the administration into turmoil.
The message called the Times "complicit in this deceitful act". She said the writer should resign from the administration.
US Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a congressional ally of Trump's, said he thinks the issue is "serious from a national security standpoint".
He invoked the term "deep state" - used to portray people with a political agenda working against him - as well as his campaign promise to drain what he has called the corrupt Washington swamp. At the same time, I can't say whether we would have done it or not, so I don't want to sound churlish. He criticized the media for what he said were its efforts to "undermine this administration".
First lady Melania Trump joined in, blasting the author.
During a campaign appearance in Billings, Montana, Trump also praised Greg Gianforte, the Republican congressman who physically attacked the Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs a year ago, as "a fighter and a winner".