Facebook post from former Trump aide Katie Walsh, who was ousted from the campaign in the summer of 2016 and later served as Trump’s White House press secretary and senior advisor, argues that President Donald Trump is “in the pocket” of powerful special interests who would use his presidency to further their agenda.
In a post that has since been removed, Walsh writes that “a president who [is in the] pocket of powerful” special interests is not “fit for office” because the president “will use his position as commander in chief to advance their agenda, regardless of the consequences.”
In the post, Walsh argues that Trump is in a position to use his “presidential authority to advance a policy agenda that benefits them and their corporations over the American people.”
In her post, she says that the president’s actions have “caused the lives of thousands of Americans to be destroyed and the livelihoods of millions of others to be threatened.”
In a statement, Walsh said that the post was meant to “put the spotlight on the President’s failure to do his job in office,” and she did not want to “spoil the moment.”
“There is nothing wrong with speaking up and raising questions about a president who will use his office as commander-in-chief to advance his agenda.
But this post has no place in a news story that is meant to advance the agenda of powerful interests and benefit themselves,” Walsh said.
Walsh also wrote that Trump “should not have been allowed to hold a press conference with his top advisor and confidante without first asking for a subpoena and/or legal justification.”
A spokesperson for Walsh did not immediately respond to requests for comment.