These Memes Of The Anonymous Trump Official's 'NYT' Op-Ed Will Have You In Stitches

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On Wednesday, the New York Times published an op-ed written by an anonymous member of the Trump administration who claims to be working against the president from within. The author of the piece remains a mystery, though there are plenty of speculations on social media, and it drew a substantial amount of criticism. Meanwhile, the denizens of Twitter quickly churned out memes about the anonymous Trump official's Times op-ed, and in doing so, skewered basically everything about it.

"We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous," the author writes in the piece. "But 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."

In a tweet promoting the article, the Times revealed that the author is male; some of the more popular theories as to who wrote it have centered on Vice President Mike Pence and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. Trump dismissed the piece as "gutless," and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the author a "coward" who should resign.

In the meantime, social media made quick work of the op-ed, and mocked it mercilessly in the way that only the Internet can.

The Good Old Days

Never pass up an opportunity to reference The Wire.

Only A Flesh Wound

Whether this op-ed proves more effective than the Black Knight remains to be seen.

The Culprit


Notably, the op-ed's author cited no specific examples of what he's actually doing to thwart Trump, other than ensuring that "countries like Russia are called out for meddling" in elections.

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Maybe...Just Maybe...

An Oldie But A Goodie

Some memes never get stale.

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Alternative Headline

Interestingly, both critics and supporters of the president seem to have concluded that the author of the piece is a coward.

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Strawberries Wild

#TheResistance is everywhere.

Obligatory Star Wars Joke

The First Order, much like the Trump administration, has also faced problems of internal dissent.

Let's Stay Focused

One of the key complaints the author made in the op-ed is that "meetings with [Trump] veer off topic and off the rails."

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The Bunny Did It

It's always the last person you expect.

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Putting Things In Perspective

The author of the op-ed did note that they "think that many of [Trump's] policies have already made America safer and more prosperous." So.

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That's It

"Senior official in the Trump administration" is pretty vague, after all.

On a more serious note, the publication of the anonymous op-ed sparked several debates on Twitter. Should the Times have agreed to run it? Should the author have resigned instead of write it? Is the author guilty of "TREASON," as Trump suggested in a one-word tweet? Did they write it merely in an attempt to score a book deal later on down the line?

Those questions will remain unanswered for the time being. In the meantime, enjoy the memes — because there will surely be plenty more of them to come.