The anonymous author who penned a New York Times op-ed about a secret internal “resistance” and penned a new book detailing their claims about working for Trump vowed to reveal their identity before the 2020 election.
The author participated in a Reddit “AskMeAnything” on Tuesday, where they discussed their identity.
"As far as anonymity is concerned, I will not keep my identity shrouded in secrecy forever," the author wrote. "I am not afraid to use my own name to express concern about the current occupant of the Oval Office."
The author added that Trump would hear from them “in my own name” before the 2020 election.
The author also claimed that other staffers were “considering adding their voices before votes are cast.”
Redditors blast author:
The AMA was not greeted with fanfare by everyone.
“This is so theatrical. He’s either a threat to this country, or he’s not,” one user wrote. “The longer you wait, the less your statements mean anything.”
“you sound like your (former?) boss. you're profiting. you are ‘seeking to profit,’” another user wrote. “You're just another grifter turning on a grifter for personal benefit. if you cared about this country you'd go public with your specific information. the longer you don't do that, the longer you perpetuate this whole nightmare.”
Ex-Pentagon official denies he’s the author:
A former Pentagon aide who served as a speechwriter to former Secretary James Mattis was accused of being the author but publicly denied the allegation.
“I’m not the writer,” Guy Snodgrass said Tuesday on CNN. “I went on to a different television show yesterday, they asked me that question, I kind of batted it away. To put it to rest, no, I’m not the author of ‘A Warning."
“If I was gonna make an announcement like that, I’d do it right, I’d come into the studio with you,” he told Fox News.