The author of an anonymous New York Times op-ed from last year has more to say, it appears, and plans to release a book about their activities in the White House, and on President Donald Trump in general.
The book itself, which will be titled “A WARNING,” was a secret up until Tuesday of this week. It will be released to the public on November 19 of this year, distributed by publisher Twelve, a subsidiary of the Hachette Book Group, CNN reported.
The authenticity of the author has been confirmed to the publisher, as well as to the literary agency representing the anonymous writer, Javelin. The author intends to write the book, not to gain monetarily, but “as an act of conscience and of duty,” the literary agency’s co-founder Matt Latimer said.
“The Author of A WARNING refused the chance at a seven-figure advance and intends to donate a substantial amount of any royalties to the White House Correspondents Association and other organizations that fight for a free press that seeks the truth,” Latimer added.
The book aims to serve two purposes: first, to benefit the country as a whole, to let people know what’s going on in the White House is out of the ordinary; and second, to reach “persuadable” Trump supporters in order to convince them that they should reconsider their choice for president in the 2020 election.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 22, 2019
The author will remain anonymous when the book is published. When asked whether the author still works in the White House, as they did when the op-ed was originally written last year, Latimer refused to provide an answer.
Within the original op-ed in the New York Times, the unknown author purported many claims against Trump, particularly noting the problem of his “amorality.”
“Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making,” the anonymous writer said at the time.
The writer also claimed that a resistance effort, composed of more White House officials other than themselves, existed. Members of the supposed “resistance” inside the WH weren’t leftists in their leanings, the author noted, as a portion of whole of them backed some of the ideas put forward by the president and his advisers.
“But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic,” the anonymous author said.
It is not ordinarily the policy of the Times to produce anonymous op-eds within its opinion pages. However, the publication wrote, “We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.”
At the time of the op-ed’s publishing, Trump tweeted out a single word in response: “TREASON?” he wrote.
The president later spoke out on Twitter again about the matter, suggesting that the anonymous author wasn’t real.
Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
Simultaneously within that tweet, however, Trump also demanded that the Times name the anonymous author, to “turn him/her over to [the] government at once!”