Stark Raving Mad

Stark Raving Mad
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By Marc Keyser

High-level officials under President Donald Trump are actively working to combat his controversial policies and erratic behavior, according to a scathing New York Times op-ed written by an anonymous author identified only as “a senior official in the Trump administration.”

“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.

“That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”

The op-ed paints a chaotic picture of life in the White House, like a mental ward where the staff must constantly counter and cover up the president’s crazy behavior, reckless actions and crazy tweets in order to maintain the country’s safety and prosperity.

“The dilemma—which [Trump] does not fully grasp—is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations,” the author wrote. “I would know. I am one of them.”

At one point, the author writes, officials considered invoking the 25th Amendment, which allows a president to be removed from office in the event of death, removal, resignation or incapacitation.

“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the author writes. “We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”

The official points to Trump’s reluctance to punish Russia for poisoning a former spy in Britain. He grew angry when officials demanded Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spies be expelled from the United States and further sanctions be imposed on Russia, but Trump’s national security team made the response happen.

It is important to note that treason is a crime punishable by death. Trump is crazy enough to think that a member of the White House who dares to question the President’s sanity is committing treason, which is further proof of how deranged and dangerous this lunatic in the Oval Office really is.

Odd that Trump would call criticism of him “treason” because he won with the help a Russian covert cyber-attack on the election, which is treason. There is mounting evidence from the special counsel’s investigation that Trump worked with Putin to rig the election, and he is now in the White House giving aid and comfort to the enemy in return. It is Donald Trump who has committed treason, a crime punishable by death.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow warns that “the end is near” for the Trump presidency as White House officials appear to be warning the country that “the president is nuts and unfit and the senior people who work around him know it.”

It will come, “Maybe in the form of the invocation of the 25th amendment by the vice president of the United States and the majority of the president’s cabinet.”

In the hours after the op-ed was published, Donald Trump (falsely) accused the author of “treason” while demanding that the New York Times “turn over” the author as a matter of “national security.”

Trump is treating senior officials in the White House as enemies for going public with how crazy he is and what a threat he has become to America.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attacked the anonymous author. “He’s not putting the country first, putting himself and his ego ahead of the will of the American people. This coward should do the right thing and resign.” Which would be true if Sanders were talking about the President.

The day’s events came the same week as veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward shared the first excerpts of his upcoming book about the current administration, Fear: Trump in the White House. The Washington Post published an excerpt that described the Trump White House as a “nervous breakdown” of the executive branch.

The greater danger is Trump Republicans in Congress, the ruling elite, which are collaborators supporting and enabling the president’s crimes and insane behavior up to and including treason to further their White Nationalist Agenda.

Trump asks his crowd of followers at a rally, “They like to use the ‘impeach’ word, ‘impeach Trump.’ But I say, how do you impeach somebody that’s doing a great job, that hasn’t done anything wrong? Our economy is good. How do you do it? How do you do it?”

There is much speculation that Vice President Mike Pence wrote the anonymous piece and/or is in on the coup inside the White House to oust Trump. If Trump is removed from office, Pence becomes president.

It is ludicrous to think that Republicans in power would admit that Trump cheated and that Hillary Clinton won the election. We must never allow Republicans who control Congress to quietly remove Trump and make Vice President Mike Pence the Unelected President of the United States of America. Never. That is beyond insanity, that is sheer stupidity.


Marc Keyser is the author of, and he is on Twitter at TheResistance. Contact him at


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