The anonymous white house official who wrote the anti-Trump book called “a warning” has vowed to reveal him or herself before the 2020 election.
“As far as anonymity is concerned, I will not keep my identity shrouded in secrecy forever” promised the author in a Reddit post.
In terms of time, they were not specific but did say “Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election.”
Trump administration officials who have already denied being the author, include Vice President Mike Pence, former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“As far as anonymity is concerned, I will not keep my identity shrouded in secrecy forever,” the author said Tuesday evening in a Reddit post during an AMA, or “ask me anything,” interview. “I am not afraid to use my own name to express concern about the current occupant of the Oval Office. Donald Trump has not heard the last of me. There is more to come.”
The author of “A Warning,” which was released November 19 and has been a best-seller on Amazon, offered a timeline of their self-reveal: “Trump will hear from me, in my own name, before the 2020 election,” the person said in another comment.
Twelve Books, the publisher of “A Warning,” confirmed the Reddit commenter was the book’s author.
The author also said there were other current and former White House officials who were considering speaking out against the Trump administration.
“Other people who are currently serving, and who have left, are also considering adding their voices before votes are cast in 2020,” the author continued. “We talk about this with some regularity. In the meantime, Trump must answer to the American people for his own conduct instead of redirecting their attention.”
The author first grew to prominence after writing an opinion article published in The New York Times in 2018. It remains unclear whether the author, described as a senior official when the column was published, is still serving in the Trump administration. In the column, the author wrote that officials were mounting a secret resistance against the president.
“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 said in the column. “I would know. I am one of them.”