U.S. government officials have been employed to tape together documents routinely ripped up by President Donald Trump, as tearing them into pieces is his habitual way of disposing with correspondence. Senior White House aides found it too hard to prevent Trump from ripping up his papers, so they decided instead to have officials like Lartey fix the records instead, Politico reported.
Solomon Lartey, who had almost 30 years' experience as a government official, said he and his colleagues would sift through large piles of shredded paper and piece them together "like a jigsaw puzzle".
Lartey said his supervisors "only wanted a few people" involved in the painstaking process of putting Trump's papers back together - a process he likened to "an adult puzzle".
White House staff reportedly collected papers from the Oval Office and private residence and sent across the street to the Old Executive Office Building for Lartey and his colleagues to tape back together.
Once restored, the documents would be sent to the National Archives. "I would never have thought I would have gotten fired". "It was the craziest thing ever". They said that workers in their former office were still taping together Trump-ripped documents as recently as spring.
"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.
"I'm looking at my director, and saying, 'Are you guys serious?'" Young told Politico.
While this hardly ranks high on the list of this President's violations of our norms and laws, it's among the most freaky. "He ripped papers into tiny pieces".
'It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans'. "I had a letter from [Chuck] Schumer-[Trump] tore it up", Lartey says. It would be an incredibly unusual practice in private business. He's shredding even the most innocuous materials, not simply those that might be incriminating. So, what's to be gained?