|Donald Trump apparently rips up every document|
he touches, so somebody has to tape them all
together for National Archive records. I should
have invested in 3M, makers of Scotch Tape
These mega issues are overwhelming, so I sometimes seek out the smaller, but even weirder absurdities in Trump World.
Politico recently had a doozy on this score.
When Trump finishes with a paper document (remember, he tends not to read them) he tears them into tiny shreds. The problem is, he's not supposed to.
As Politico points out, under the Presidential Records Act, the White House is required to preserve all memos, letters, emails and papers that the president touches. All the paperwork goes to the National Archives for safekeeping and to eventually become historical records.
So what they do with the shredded papers? For a period of time, it was the following, says Politico:
"Armed with rolls of clear Scotch tape (Solomon) Lartey and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and put them back together, he said, 'like a jigsaw puzzle.' 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."
Presumably, somebody is still taping the ripped documents together, or at least I think so. But Lartey, 54 and his colleague Reginald Young Jr., 48, were abruptly shitcanned from their job. They were stripped of their badges and hauled off the White House grounds by the Secret Service, Politico reports.
Nobody, as far as we can tell, knows why they were fired. This includes Lartey and Young, who were not told why they were fired.
Politico tried to get ahold of the woman who fired them, but she didn't respond to their emails. Neither did a White House spokesman.
My theory, of course, is Lartey and Young were preserving documents that Trump doesn't want preserved. That just seems to be his M.O.
The insanity goes on........