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Vice News on reported Tuesday that President Donald Trump is fed daily reports — referred to as "propaganda documents" — that serve to please the president and put him in a good mood.
According to Vice, the documents are assembled by Republican National Committee staffers in conjunction with White House staff and are comprised of positive Trump administration headlines to set the bar for the day's agenda.
Vice's Alex Thompson, who wrote the article, said that the packet of documents contains "good news" and that "some in the White House ruefully refer to the packet as 'the propaganda document.'" Thompson said that, according to sources, the only feedback ever given by Trump about the documents was that "it needs to be more f***ing positive."
Trump staffers crawl news sites and social media daily to prepare the contents of the folder, Vice reported. On "slow" days, staffers allegedly fill the packet with "flattering photos of the president."
Multiple sources claimed that the packet is full of "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."
A former RNC staffer — who declined to be identified — added, "Maybe it's good for the country that the president is in a good mood in the morning."
Former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former White House press secretary Sean Spicer were reportedly known to haggle over who got to hand the documents over to Trump.
A representative for Spicer told Vice: "While I won’t comment on materials we share with the president, this is not accurate on several levels."
When Vice pressed for further details on what, specifically, was inaccurate about the story, Spicer's people declined to comment further.
David Axelrod, who was a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, told Vice: "If we had prepared such a digest for Obama, he would have roared with laughter. [Obama's] was a reality-based presidency."
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