Twice a day, President Trump will be handed a secret folder. The first is at 9:30 in the morning. The second one is delivered at 4:30. According to a White House source, former officials Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer used to fight to deliver folders. After all, our president loves looking at handsome pictures of himself more than anything. In this narcissistic web, of course whoever delivered such a folder would score points with Trump.
These folders are very important to Trump. These folders are filled with 20-25 pages of positive Trump stories. Trump needs praise like a fat kid needs candy, or a junkie needs his fix. He looks forward to rummaging through the articles.
The first question mark that exploded in my mind as I read the VICE NEWS article, was if 25 admirable Trump stories even exist. What do you think would be easier to do? Find 25 pages of good Trump stories or find a leprechaun?
According to the VICE NEWS article,
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.
What could be creepier than our president’s desire to look at “powerful” pictures of himself? How about the thought that this juvenile assignment is carried out in a White House war room. According to White House officials, there is a room in the White House, in which officials scan every news story and article, in search of Trump images that our president could fawn over.
In fact, creating this folder is a meticulous process beginning at 6 am when three staffers begin inspecting the news. Once, every half hour,
The staffers send the White House Communications Office an email with chyron screenshots, tweets, news stories, and interview transcripts.
White House staffers then cull the information, send out clips to other officials, and push favorable headlines to a list of journalists. But they also pick out the most positive bits to give to the president. On days when there aren’t enough positive chyrons, communications staffers will ask the RNC staffers for flattering photos of the president.
“The RNC is always going to work to defend the White House, the administration, and its members of Congress, and our war room’s efforts help capture and drive how our team can echo that defense,” said RNC spokeswoman Lindsay Jancek.
I hope the Twilight Zone theme song played in your head while reading this grotesque and abysmally disturbing article.