Last year, the New York Times published an op-ed piece that was apparently anonymously written by a senior Trump administration official who claimed to be working from the inside as a member of the ‘resistance’. The article sparked a great deal of debate upon its publication, but now it seems more is set to be revealed as the author of that piece is now set to publish a tell-all book.
Called A Warning, the book is being billed as “an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency” that expands upon the piece written in the New York Times, which was hotly debated upon its publication and even attracted the ire of the president himself.
As MSN reports, the piece, which was highly critical of Trump, described him as “impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective,” and stated that “his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.”
While the author chose to remain anonymous, did apparently reveal his identity to the paper, though the true identity still remains unknown to the general public. Trump reacted with anger to the piece, expressing doubt over its authenticity and claiming whoever wrote it had potentially committed treason. He demanded the paper reveal the author’s identity, though the Times refused.
The upcoming book still won’t reveal the author’s true identity, though it will go into more detail as to why its writer feels the need to remain anonymous. A statement released for the book reads: “Picking up from where those first words of warning left off, this explosive book offers a shocking, firsthand account of President Trump and his record.”
The book will be published by Twelve and is set to be released on November 19. No doubt the release window will add more pressure to the Trump administration, which is currently fighting impeachment inquiries by the House. The author of the book is represented by Matt Latimer and Keith Urbahn of Javelin, the literary agents who have previously represented former FBI director James B. Comey and Cliff Sims, a former White House aide, both of whom have penned books regarding their time under Trump.
Regarding the book, Latimer said: “There obviously will be those who want the author to reveal themselves publicly, but there are good reasons for that not to happen. The author feels their identity is almost irrelevant because there is scarcely a sentiment expressed in this book that is not shared by numerous others who have served and continue to serve this administration at its highest levels.”
He went on to state that A Warning‘s author has not taken an advance payment for the book and will be donating a portion of the profits to nonprofit organizations that work on making governments accountable and supporting truth-tellers from being silenced.
“The author could have received a seven-figure advance for writing this book,” Latimer said. “But ‘A WARNING’ was not written for financial reasons. The author sees this as an act of conscience and of duty, which is why the author refused any advance and is donating a substantial portion of any royalties to charities that protect those seeking the truth around the world.”
No doubt the book’s publication will receive a great deal of attention and will be hotly debated by Trump’s critics and his supporters. The book is just one of many written about the Trump administration, and joins the likes of Bob Woodward’s Fear and Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury.