There are two former advisers to President Trump who are alleging disloyalty among members of the White House administration in a new book.
Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie maintain that several officials should be labeled “embedded enemies of President Trump.” This is according to The Washington Post, which received a copy of their book.
Lewandowski is Trump’s former campaign manager and Bossie is the president’s former deputy campaign manager. They criticize a number of Trump appointees, including former National Economic Council director Gary Cohn and former staff secretary Rob Porter.
“There are far too many people in the deep reaches of the federal government who harbor as deep a hatred of Trump as does anyone from the Clinton/Obama cabal,” the authors write, according to the Post. “The thing is, they get away with it when no one is looking.”
The book also includes reveals an interview with the president, in which Trump blasts the “Fake News” as the “greatest enemy of this country.” The president also says that he should have fired former FBI director James Comey sooner: “I should have fired him the day after I won and announced please get the hell out.”
The Post reports that Lewandowski and Bossie’s book “reads in part like Trump’s Twitter grievances in book form;” and it falls in line with Trump’s accusations of a “deep state” working against him inside the administration.
This information coincides with a New York Times op-ed from earlier this year. An anonymous senior administration official described a team of some staffers working against Trump.
The author of the Times op-ed, anticipating Trump’s response, pushed back on “deep state” accusations: “This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
“Trump’s Enemies: How the Deep State Is Undermining the Presidency” is set for release on Tuesday. This is the second work from Lewandowski and Bossie. They also authored a campaign memoir, “Let Trump be Trump,” which was released in 2017.