On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin reiterated the left’s plan for President Donald Trump, saying, The New York Times anonymous op-ed and other efforts to attack the president and thwart his agenda “is a mutiny,” “sabotage,” “a silent coup” that Levin has been talking about since day one.
“So, this individual or these individuals, they are— You know what they are? They are mutineers,” stated Mark Levin. “This is a mutiny. This is sabotage. This is a silent coup. And I’ve been talking about it since day one.”
Mark Levin’s remarks stem from an anonymous letter allegedly written by a White House official and published by The New York Times. The piece is titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” and its author alleges, “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s comments from his show Thursday:
“Alright, let’s get into this – and not for a long time – this anonymous piece in The New York Times. People want to focus on who wrote it. Well, obviously, somebody who lacks any integrity, any loyalty and any patriotism writes something like this.
“You don’t work in an administration you despise and take a government paycheck, a check from the taxpayers. And you don’t work from within to destroy an administration. It’s hard enough to be president of the United States. It’s hard enough to make the right decisions. It’s hard enough to deal with your political opponents, but when they’re under your nose and behind your back, it’s impossible, impossible to run a presidency.
“I hear some of these people on talk radio who think this is very funny. It’s not funny at all. Some of these people have never worked in an administration. I have. And when a president is undermined from within, it is very difficult for that branch of government to function as it should, even with all the successes.
“In the case of President Trump, he can’t rely on his lawyer because they’re talking to prosecutors; he can’t rely on even confidential phone calls with foreign heads of state because that gets leaked to the media. I’ve never seen anything like this. He’s had people around him who seek to promote themselves at every turn in the media.
“And let me tell you a little trick here for analyzing this. If there are people around the president who never have a negative story written about them or never have any story written about them, and they’re relatively senior, chances are – it’s not 100 percent proof, but it’s a pretty good equation – chances are, they’re leakers, chances are, they’re leakers. And the president of the United States—
“I’ll tell you, I looked at this piece and I determined two things: If you’re The New York Times, and you want to protect this ‘anonymous,’ you call the writer a ‘he’ when the writer is a ‘she.’ They call the writer a ‘he.’ I suspect the writer is a ‘she.’ Much of the focus of this op-ed is on foreign policy, so that suggests to me that it’s likely a ‘she’ who’s in the foreign policy realm. That could be intelligence. It could be national security. It could be state department.
“That’s my surmise because they’re particularly upset with the president’s activities when it comes to Russia and so forth.
“And of course, any successes that the president has had is not due to him, it’s in spite of him. So, in other words, the president can’t win. Even when he makes decisions, they’re not really his decisions, you know? They’re the staff’s decisions.
“So, this individual or these individuals, they are— You know what they are? They are mutineers. This is a mutiny. This is sabotage. This is a silent coup. And I’ve been talking about it since day one.”