White House Pays People To Tape Documents Trump Rips Apart

Ex-WH aides describe 'adult puzzle' of taping up Trump's torn-up documents

Lartey wasn't the only records management analyst to complain about the absurdity and indignity of his job. "I never remember the president throwing any official paper away".

As career staffers who were abruptly forced to resign earlier this year, Solomon Lartey and Reginald Young Jr. told Politico that they were paid almost $66,000 a year to tape back together official documents that went through the Oval Office. Sometimes the papers would just be split down the middle, but other times they would be torn into pieces so small they looked like confetti.

The President of the United States Donald trump loves to tear to pieces the official documentation, which is then glued with tape to the White house staff. Former White house staff noted that under former President Barack Obama all documentation is sent safely to the national archives.

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To ensure he wasn't breaking the law, staffers would pick up the pieces, and send the fragments to the records management team.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment about the practice.

"We never got that explanation", he said. From there, the papers went to the National Archives.

Mr Lartey said he received newspaper clips on which Mr Trump had scribbled notes, as well as letters from other politicians, including one from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

"I had a letter from Schumer - he tore it up", Mr Lartey said. "It was the craziest thing ever".

Trump reportedly still rips up scraps of paper and throws them out.

"This was like an adult puzzle for us", Lartey said.

'We're making more than $60,000 (£45,000) a year, we need to be doing far more important things than this. "It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans". This is the same law that ostensibly prevents the president from deleting tweets as well. And, surely, someone has told him that staffers are taping them back together? It would be an incredibly odd practice in private business.

There's no apparent illicit motive here. So, what's to be gained?

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