How Trump's White House is under siege from within

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A Trump aide’s unprecedented New York Times op-ed came just hours after Bob Woodward’s book laid bare the antipathies and resentments of those who work for him

An unprecedented op-ed in the New York Times and a devastating book by the veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward have exposed Donald Trump as a modern-day emperor with no clothes.

Taken together, the essay, written by an anonymous Trump administration official, and the book, Fear: Trump in the White House, describe an administration in quiet revolt against its most powerful figure. They are a “resistance” within Trump’s inner sanctum that stealthily plots to foil the worst impulses of an “impetuous” and “amoral” president in an effort, they say, to protect the country he was elected to lead.

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