Donald Trump 'handed folder of positive news clippings twice a day by White House staff'

There is reportedly competition among aides for the right to deliver the dossier

Jon Sharman
Wednesday 09 August 2017 12:53
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Donald Trump hears good news about his presidency twice a day, it is claimed
Donald Trump hears good news about his presidency twice a day, it is claimed

Donald Trump receives a twice-daily briefing filled with positive headlines and flattering photographs of himself, it has been claimed.

The President is handed a folder of favourable news clippings and TV screenshots compiled by the Republicans' "war room" and the White House communications team.

It was reportedly delivered either by chief of staff Reince Priebus or press secretary Sean Spicer.

The two men, who are now both former Trump administration members, are said to have competed for the chance to hand over the dossier and provoke a positive reaction from their boss, according to Vice News.

The frequency with which it is delivered has dropped off since Mr Priebus and Mr Spicer left the White House, the site said.

It cited three current and former officials to bolster its claims.

Since Mr Trump's inauguration the White House has released some of this positive material through its press office website.

The site frequently hosts links to favourable news stories and even copied-and-pasted editorials praising the President.

Meanwhile, Mr Trump takes to Twitter to denounce "fake news" he does not like.

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