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Report: Trump Receives a Personal “Propaganda Document” Twice a Day

Written by SK Ashby

I don't even know what to do with this news but sit here in astonishment and laugh.

According to VICE News, Trump receives a packet of clippings during the morning and evening hours that contains nothing but praise for himself.

These sensitive papers, described to VICE News by three current and former White House officials, are not top-secret intelligence or updates on legislative initiatives. Instead, 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.

One White House official said the only feedback the White House communications shop, which prepares the folder, has ever gotten in all these months is: “It needs to be more fucking positive.” That’s why some in the White House ruefully refer to the packet as “the Propaganda Document.”

According to current and former officials who spoke to VICE, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer were eager to be the ones responsible for delivering the "propaganda document" to Trump each day. It's not clear whose responsibility that is now, but I would guess it belongs to current spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The effort to assemble Trump's packet of happy headlines reportedly begins a 6 a.m. each morning, but if there are no good headlines they just look for photos of him.

I hope these "propaganda documents" are subject to Freedom of Information Act requests because I'd like to see them. I'm curious what percentage of Trump's happy headlines are actually ripped from the networks and publications that he constantly attacks. One cannot survive on Sean Hannity agitprop alone.