Thursday, September 6

ByKevin Sheekey

Today’s Must Read: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration (New York Times – Anonymous)
An anonymous author identified only as a senior Trump administration official wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which the author writes that President Donald Trump faces organized opposition from within his own administration from those who want to “frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations” and have vowed to thwart the president’s “more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”

Trump and Aides Shaken By ‘Resistance’ Op-ed: “The Sleeper Cells Have Awoken” (Washington Post)
“It’s like the horror movies when everyone realizes the call is coming from inside the house,” one former White House official said about the anonymous New York Times piece.

Click here to watch the original “Call Coming from Inside the House” in the 1979 thriller “When a Stranger Calls.”

Breaking on the Bloomberg: Nigel Farage-Linked Brexit Pollster Faces Scrutiny Over Secret Political Operations (Bloomberg)
A polling firm linked to Brexit champion Nigel Farage faces scrutiny over a short-lived company that its owner used to do political work for Farage’s party and the 12 million-pound ($15.5 million) campaign he fronted to leave the European Union.
Flashback to Bloomberg’s original report: Was Brexit Just a Big Short?

Market Warnings: JPMorgan, BlackRock Warn Contagion Hitting Emerging Markets (Bloomberg)

Trade War Results: Things Are Not Going to Plan in Trump’s U.S. Trade Deficit Wars: New Data Shows U.S. Trade Deficit Continuing to Grow This Year (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg Forum in Beijing for Business Elites Is Put Off, Chinese Hosts Confirm (New York Times)

Tweet of the Day (from Mike Allen’s Axios AM):
After testifying before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his heartrate monitor graph: “Heart rate during Senate and House hearing.”

Levi Strauss CEO Sets Up Fund To Help Groups Working to Lessen U.S. Gun Violence: “Americans shouldn’t have to live in fear of gun violence” CEO Says (Huffington Post)
Strauss & Co. will be working with Everytown for Gun Safety, which former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg set up in 2014 to help build “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.”

Nike Today: Calls to #BoycottNike for Colin Kaepernick Ad Don’t Crack Top Five on the Outrage Meter (Bloomberg)
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Headlines from around the world.


Best of late night.

Referring to the New York Times oped by an anonymous Trump administration official:
“After reading this thing, I don’t know whether to be reassured or even more scared than before. So I think I’ll go with: reassured that I was right to be so scared.”
— Stephen Colbert

On the fallout from the Bob Woodward book, “Fear”:
“Woodward’s book is about working for Trump, and it’s called ‘Fear: Trump in the White House.’ It actually was the second choice for the title, because ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ was already taken.”
— Jimmy Fallon

“At some point I think we’ve got to stop saying it’s a ‘bombshell’ … The day it comes out that Trump secretly works out and reads Shakespeare and teaches kids how to code, that’s when we can call it a bombshell.”
— Trevor Noah

“Between Woodward and Omarosa’s books, Trump has done something incredible: He’s Made America Read Again.”
— Jimmy Fallon

For more Best of Late Night from the New York Times, click here.