Trump habit of ripping up documents a headache for record-keepers

Trump habit of ripping up documents a headache for record-keepers

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".

Mr Lartey said documents he has had to tape up include a letter from Democrat Chuck Schumer, which Trump had ripped up.

"I had a letter from Schumer - he tore it up", he told Politico. "It was the craziest thing ever".

Trump reportedly still rips up scraps of paper and throws them out.

The White House did not immediately return CNN's request for comment. This does not jibe with the Presidential Records Act, which stipulates that basically every piece of paper the president touches must be shipped off to the National Archives to be preserved for posterity.

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Lartey, his colleague Reginald Young Jr., a senior records management analyst, and other staffers in the records department would have to take pieces of paper of all different sizes sent from the White House and painstakingly tape them together.

Lartey and Young claimed that they were ultimately rewarded for this indignity by being forced to sign resignation letters earlier this year without being given any indication as to why they were getting axed.

"We had to endure this under the Trump administration", Mr Young said.

Lartey and Young, who worked for the government for decades, said they both have not received explanations for why they were abruptly dismissed from their jobs. "I'm looking at my director, and saying, 'Are you guys serious?' We're making more than $60,000 a year, we need to be doing far more important things than this".

Mr Lartey, who earned a salary of $66,000 and spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office, said he was asked to use Scotch tape to fix documents. "Some nights, I cried and I was mad because I got comfortable". "I would never have thought I would have gotten fired".

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