Another senior Trump official is speaking out in the form of an anonymous op-ed — but the media aren’t as interested in talking about it this time.
Unlike the infamous op-ed blasting President Donald Trump, this anonymous editorial makes the case that the government shutdown should be used to “smoke out the resistance.”
“Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one of them. But for the sake of our nation, I hope it lasts a very long time, till the government is changed, and can never return to its previous form,” the official writes for the Daily Caller.
The author continues: “The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.
On an average day roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. I wish I could give competitive salaries to them, and no one else. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don’t feel like doing what they are told, they don’t.”
The reason for the ineffectiveness of government workers is simple, the author argues.
“We can’t fire them,” the official writes. They avoid attention, plan their weekend, schedule vacation, their second job, their next position, some do this in the same position for more than a decade.”
The official goes on to claim Trump doesn’t need Congress to address the national security crisis at the border. Additionally, the shutdown can be a useful tool for the president to “weed out the saboteurs.”
“The president’s instincts are right. Most Americans will not miss non-essential government functions. A referendum to end government plunder must happen,” the senior Trump official concludes. “Wasteful government agencies are fighting for relevance but they will lose. Now is the time to deliver historic change by cutting them down forever.”