Hannity and Gingrich Blast NYT 'Deep State' Op-ed On Trump Written By 'Sewer Swamp Creature'

Donald Trump fanboys Sean Hannity and Newt Gingrich have hit out at the explosive op-ed in The New York Times entitled "I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration," with Hannity describing its anonymous author as a "sewer swamp creature."

Speaking on The Sean Hannity Show Wednesday night, host Hannity read out parts of the op-ed, which claims senior officials in the administration are "working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations," describing it as a "pretty amazing, stunning betrayal;" the pair concluding it was evidence of "the deep state."

Sean Hannity poses for photographs as he sits on the set of his show "Hannity" at the Fox News Channel's studios in New York City, on October 28, 2014. Hannity slammed a recent op ed in The New York Times. Reuters

"Whoever this anonymous super-patriot is who wrote the anti-Trump hit piece The New York Times, I would argue dangerously, published, is nothing more than a swamp sewer creature who can't stand that there is a new sheriff in town," Hannity said on his show.

Speaking to former House Speaker Gingrich, the pair discussed the idea that the person who wrote the op-ed, who is a senior official in the Trump administration, thought they were above the power of the president.

"They are taking on themselves the moral authority to break to law, to repudiate the commander in chief, to basically repudiate our whole constitutional process and they are now going to decide what they think is right… when you think about it is amazing statement of their willingness to make themselves bigger than the entire American system. And it tells you wheat people mean when they talk about the swamp and they talk about the deep state," Gingrich said.

"Here's a person emerging anonymously in The New York Times to say in essence, 'Yes, I am the deep state" and I am going to do everything I can to make sure that President Trump cannot perform the job that the American people gave him,'" he added. "That's an extraordinary statement of arrogance from the part of some person who didn't win the election, didn't run for office and has never told us what they believe in."

Hannity also added that he had "never seen a president that worked so hard to stick to the promises he's made," dismissing the article as being written by a person who "has an agenda, and the agenda is to make themselves look good and hurt the president." He also said the author had a contempt for the American people.