‘Trump’s Enemies Within’

Federal civil servants, alarmed by Trump’s incompetence and superficiality, will help protect us from his worst instincts. That’s a hopeful take on this article by John Harris and Daniel Lippman at Politico.

“Modern presidents always feel hectored by the news media and harried by opposition legislators. But mortal threats to their power typically come from hostile forces inside the executive branch.
“The phenomenon has rarely been on more vivid display, with Trump buffeted by an unprecedented barrage of leaks about his decision-making and direct challenges to the decisions themselves—a new example coming almost daily—from within the permanent bureaucracy of government.”

Read their full article here.

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