President Trump, in an exclusive “Fox & Friends” interview with Pete Hegseth, blasted the anonymous author who slammed his leadership in a New York Times op-ed, calling it “treason” and speculating a “deep state person” could be behind it.
The publication of the article, which described a secret inside effort to protect the country from Trump’s “misguided impulses,” has touched off a furious hunt for the author. A slew of Cabinet-level officials and others have scrambled to deny responsibility and condemn the writer.
Trump, in the interview which aired Friday morning, said the Times should not have even had the piece.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 7, 2018