Trump has reportedly been receiving the twice daily strokefest since the beginning of his administration.
The first document is prepared around 9:30 a.m. and then a follow-up at around 4:30 p.m.
Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who according to staffers came up with the idea, both vied for the privilege of delivering the 20-to-25-page reports to Trump personally so he would view them favorably, White House sources say.
These papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, don’t contain top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives.
Vice revealed that the "reports" contain...
"screenshots of positive cable news chyrons, admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful,"
One White House official even commented that the only feedback the White House communications shop which prepares the “Propaganda Document”, has ever received was that...
“It needs to be more fucking positive,”
So how are the folders compiled you ask?
Well, according to Vice News the process begins in the RNC’s “war room,” which is tasked with monitoring local and national news, cable television, social media, digital media, and print media. Then, about every 30 minutes or so, staffers send the White House Communications Office an email with chyron screenshots, tweets, news stories, and interview transcripts where they pick out the most positive bits they think Trump will enjoy viewing. Apparently, on days when there aren’t enough positive chyrons, communications staffers will ask the RNC staffers for flattering photos of the president.
While every White House monitors media coverage it should come as no surprise to anyone that the production of a folder with just positive news collected with the help of the RNC is completely and utterly abnormal.
After being asked by Vice about the “Propaganda Document”, David Axelrod, the senior adviser to Barack Obama during his first two years in the White House...
“If we had prepared such a digest for Obama, he would have roared with laughter. His was a reality-based presidency.”
The report should not come as a total surprise as Trump has often welcomed and acknowledged gushing praise and effusive flattery by thanking or retweeting the likes of Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Fox & Friends, and even Alex Jones of Info Wars all of whom who slavishly cover his tenure in the Oval Office.
And lest we forget the broadcasted cabinet meeting in June where Trump listened contentedly as the vice president, his chief of staff, and nearly all of the 15 Cabinet secretaries pathetically slathered praise on him a'la some third world tin pot dictator.