The New York Times Op-Ed From An Anonymous Trump Insider Has Inspired Some Spot-On Memes

On Wednesday, the New York Times dropped a bombshell op-ed. The authorship was anonymous, but the editorial board said they knew the identity of the author. It purported to be written by someone inside the Trump Administration who was part of a quiet resistance claiming to frustrate the President’s worst impulses from within.

The editorial states…

“The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.”

It goes on…

“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”

The editorial drops other bombshells, such as the allegation that the cabinet flirted with the idea of using the 25th amendment, an amendment passed after the assassination of JFK to clarify the line of succession to the Presidency. Specifically, they flirted with using an article within that amendment that allows a cabinet to declare a sitting President ‘unfit’ to carry out the duties of their office by a simple majority vote. This would trigger further action involving Congress. All in all, the 25th amendment would be a messy process and ultimately, according to this anonymous op-ed, they decided that triggering a constitutional crisis wasn’t worth it. However, people couldn’t help but notice that the op-ed was basically saying, ‘the President is unfit to lead, erratic, has no moral core, but we think he should remain in office.’ And thus, memes were born.

Of course, there were tons of Star Wars references…

Others styled themselves resistance members of other nefarious things…

But some took it even further out…

And of course, some succinctly summed up the essence of the op-ed in the way that only memes can…

We wonder how President Trump is reacting to this…

H/T: Mashable, Huffington Post