Meet the guys who tape Trump's papers back together

A team across the street from the White House tapes together Trump's papers to preserve them in compliance with federal law

A team across the street from the White House tapes together Trump's papers to preserve them in compliance with federal law

According to reports, Trump has a habit of tearing papers apart after he finishes them, although, the document preservation laws require the White House to keep schedules, memos, speeches, public digital communications of the president.

Trump ripped the papers into tiny pieces, say former staffers. This does not jibe with the Presidential Records Act, which stipulates that basically every piece of paper the president touches must be shipped off to the National Archives to be preserved for posterity.

Politico reports that Trump usually rips up papers when he's done with them, and tosses them in the trash or on the floor - a process some people described as his "filing system".

So to avoid clashing with the law, some staffers have taped his pieces back together "like a jigsaw puzzle", Solomon Lartey, a former records management analyst, told Politico.

When staffers realised they wouldn't be able to break the president of this now potentially illegal habit, they made a decision to clean it up for him, in order to make sure he wasn't violating the law, Politico reported.

"Sometimes paper is just torn in the middle, but sometimes they were torn so small, that looked like confetti", - said one of the employees of the presidential administration.

"The only excuse that I've ever gotten from them", Young said of his firing, "was that you serve at the pleasure of the president".

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

The White House had no comment, per Politico. "I never remember the president throwing any official paper away". We?re making more than $60,000 a year, we need to be doing far more important things than this.

Apparently President Trump likes to rip things up after he reads them.

Mr Lartey has worked for other presidents but said he has never had to do anything similar.

Reginald Young was a senior records management analyst who worked for the U.S. government for more than 20 years before being sacked in April. He said his entire department was dedicated to the task of taping paper back together in the opening months of the Trump administration.

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

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