I’m sure a lot of you have heard about the new book coming out called “A Warning” by Anonymous. A senior Trump administration official who was also the author of that famous Op-Ed in the New York Times last year. The allegations made by this official are deeply disturbing and paint a picture of a president who is profoundly mentally unfit for office. A president who won’t read briefings, can’t process complex information, and in effect needs to be babysat. What’s even more alarming is that according to Anonymous, there are less and less people around that are willing to do the job of babysitting Trump and preventing him from doing batshit crazy things.
What’s unclear is if this official is still a current Trump administration official or if they have left the administration. But regardless, them remaining anonymous adds an extra layer of intrigue. Who is Anonymous? Why do they feel compelled to remain anonymous? These are some of the questions that naturally come to mind.
At the same time, I also wonder if remaining anonymous makes the allegations more or less credible. I trust that they have good reason to remain anonymous, but I also wonder if it would be better if they came out and revealed who they are. If they have an important role in the administration and they reveal themselves, would that make their allegations more powerful? Or is it better that they remain anonymous? Is their more power in anonymity? I’m curious to get some thoughts on this.