Ever since Donald Trump has been elected, his White House has been plagued by a series of leaks to the mainstream media, to which he is putting a stop to in a huge way.
As The Daily Wire reported, our president has just banned the use of personal phones in the West Wing. The directive was issued by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who cited “security concerns” with non-government-issued cellular devices. President Trump himself seems to be exempt from the rule, bearing in mind that he uses his own phone to engage in social media smack-downs.
Staffers are probably not so happy about the new rule. They claim that government issued phones are outdated and lack the capacity to text, which hinders communication between members of the president’s senior team. Plus, these phones cannot be used to make personal calls, so they won’t be able to contact family and friends while at work.
Anyway, given all the outrageous statements in Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury”, the White House is even more concerned about leaks. Even guests at the White House are going to have to respect this rule – they will now have to hand over their personal devices before attending any official meetings.
This is what the press secretary has stated regarding this matter:
“Top priority for the Trump administration is the security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House. Starting next week, the use of personal devices will no longer be allowed in the West Wing. Staff would conduct business on their government-issued devices, and work hard on behalf of the Americans.”
What Wolff has claimed in his book has been damaging to President Trump to say the least.
“There has been a fair amount of back-of-the-classroom giggling about who had called the president what”, Wolff wrote.
“Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus referred to him as an ‘idiot’; Gary Cohn referred to him as a ‘dumb as s–t’; H.R. McMaster referred to him as a ‘dope’, and the list went on”, an excerpt read, as Daily Mail reported.
Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch is quoted as well, as making fun of the president’s intellect:
“On December 14, a high-level delegation from Silicon Valley came to Trump Tower for a meeting. The same afternoon, Trump called Murdoch – at least that’s what a source privy to details of the conversation has stated. Then they could not agree on extending visas to the companies the president had met with, and Murdoch shrugged as he got off the phone and said: ‘What a f***ing idiot.’”