Staffers tape together official documents Trump rips up

Staffers tape together official documents Trump rips up

Donald Trump has been accused of repeatedly ripping up important official documents, leaving staff with the task of taping them back together.

The two former records management analysts told Politico that staffers had been tasked with this assignment as recently as this spring.

Sometimes his job was easy when the papers were torn in half or quarters.

The Presidential Records Act requires presidential records be preserved and transferred to the National Archives, which says the law "places the responsibility for the custody and management of incumbent presidential records with the President". However, Trump has a habit of ripping notes, memos and other papers when he's done with them, Politico reported.

When staffers realised they wouldn't be able to break the president of this now potentially illegal habit, they chose to clean it up for him, in order to make sure he wasn't violating the law, Politico reported. Last year, the National Archives and Records Administration told the White House to save all of Trump's tweets, including ones he deletes or corrects.

So they enlisted records management staff to piece them back together, according to a report from Politico.

Lartey, who was terminated after almost three decades of government service, likened the menial task to a "jigsaw puzzle".

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

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Paper wars: He rips, they stick them.

The White House did not comment on the details given by the staffers.

"I'm looking at my director, and saying, 'Are you guys serious?'", Mr Young said.

'It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans'.

One former administration official said Trump likely ripped up his files out of "habit" more than anything else. They added that it stood in stark contrast to the way the Obama administration managed records. He had never had to tape the president's papers back together again.

Ironic thing about this is that the people who revealed this to Politico had contacted the publication for a story about how they were unjustly fired.

Politico noted it was reporting on a story about the men's sudden termination with no explanation when they described their job duties to the news site.

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