Donald Trump receives two folders of screen grabs, transcripts, and pictures of himself looking strong each day as the White House using the communications office to compile propaganda that makes Trump feel better.
Vice News reported:
Twice a day since the beginning of the Trump administration, a special folder is prepared for the president. The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and the follow-up, around 4:30 p.m. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both wanted the privilege of delivering the 20-to-25-page packet to President Trump personally, White House sources say.
These sensitive papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, don’t contain top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives. Instead, the folders are filled with screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful.
This White House has gone to extreme lengths to try to lift Trump’s depression over his failing presidency. The White House staged a cabinet meeting where all the members of Trump’s cabinet heaped praise on the President and told him what an honor it was to serve him. There have been multiple reports over Trump’s first 200 days in office of the President being depressed and longing to return to his life in New York City. Last week, Trump called the White House a dump.
Officials from previous administrations have called the need for Trump to have a twice daily propaganda folder abnormal, but the behavior of those around demonstrates why removing Trump via 25th Amendment is never going to happen. Trump is surrounded by enablers in the Republican congressional leadership and the White House.
This president is so mentally broken that he requires looking pictures of himself to feel strong. Donald Trump isn’t fit to be president, but as long as Republicans maintain control of Congress and continue to enable him, America will be stuck with him until at least 2020.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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