If top advisors and others are as angry with President Donald Trump as some reporting indicates, why don\u0026#039;t they speak out publicly or resign their posts?\u0022[The] self-exonerating practice of anonymously leaking one\u0026#039;s private \u0026#039;disgust,\u0026#039; while saying \u0026amp; doing nothing publicly, is simply pathetic.\u0022 —Glenn Greenwald, journalistWhile the New York Times\u0026#039; Glenn Thrush reported he had it from \u0022three people with knowledge\u0022 that Gary Cohn, chair of President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s National Economic Council, was \u0022upset\u0022 and \u0022disgusted\u0022 with his boss\u0026#039;s defense of white supremacists during an \u0022unhinged\u0022 performance at a Tuesday press conference, Cohn has yet to speak publicly about such feelings.In response to Thrush, many people asked why, if Cohn felt the way he did, would he remain silent or continue to stand with the president? \u0022So he\u0026#039;s resigning...\u0022 begged one. \u0022That\u0026#039;s nice,\u0022 quipped another. \u0022The exits are clearly marked and not hard to find.\u0022Cohn\u0026#039;s private feelings were also reported by Axios on Wednesday, where journalists Mike Allen and Jonathan Swann were \u0022told\u0022 that Cohn\u0026#039;s reaction to Trump\u0026#039;s remarks were \u0022somewhere between appalled and furious.\u0022Noting the discrepancy between what\u0026#039;s being said or felt behind closed doors versus what a high-ranking official like Cohn is saying (or not saying) publicly, journalist Glenn Greenwald had this to say:This self-exonerating practice of anonymously leaking one\u0026#039;s private \u0022disgust,\u0022 while saying \u0026amp; doing nothing publicly, is simply pathetic. https://t.co/39jYHyWM7o— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 16, 2017One anonymous White House official told CNN that none of Trump\u0026#039;s senior staff or top advisors—including Chief of Staff John Kelly or Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, both of whom stood nearby as Trump spoke on Tuesday—knew he was going to backtrack on Monday\u0026#039;s condemnation of the violent racists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. \u0022That was all him—this wasn\u0026#039;t our plan,\u0022 the official told CNN.Kelly, highlighted Axios, \u0022exhausted and dismayed, was shown in iconic TV shots with his head hanging during Trump\u0026#039;s blast\u0022According to \u0022multiple sources inside and close to the White House described the president\u0026#039;s senior staff as confused and frustrated,\u0022 NBC News reported, \u0022caught off guard by Trump\u0026#039;s decision to defend his initial response to the violence in Virginia.\u0022 The president \u0022went rogue,\u0022 confessed a person described as a \u0022senior White House official.\u0022Trump\u0026#039;s astonishing presser today stunned staffers because he publicly expressed opinions he\u0026#039;d long shared privately https://t.co/8zmz1ae6lo pic.twitter.com/GaWDFcHo9b— Mark Berman (@markberman) August 16, 2017The situation was repeated on Wednesday morning when news broke that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, arguably the nation\u0026#039;s second-most powerful Republican, was reportedly \u0022upset\u0022 about Trump\u0026#039;s comments on Tuesday.The reporting by CNN, based on a \u0022a source close to the leader,\u0022 led Greenwald to ask his previous question this way: \u0022What is more cowardly than dispatching anonymous sources to claim you\u0026#039;re \u0026#039;upset\u0026#039; while lacking the courage to just say so yourself?\u0022Perhaps he\u0026#039;ll get an answer soon. According to reports, McConnell will release a statement later on Wednesday.