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Trump apparently gets a folder of positive news twice daily

Trump apparently gets a folder of positive news twice dailyBefore former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got booted/resigned, they wanted to be known by their boss as the bringer of good news. According to
Vice, who spoke to several unnamed officials, the two used to battle for the right to deliver a packet of good news clips and cable chyrons to the president at 9:30 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m. ET.  SEE ALSO: Brilliant New York Post cover perfectly sums up Trump's White House This practice is like a mutated version of something politicians do all the time: get updates about how journalists and pundits are covering them. Usually this includes the good and the bad, but Trump reportedly didn't want to hear about people taking verbal or written dumps on his presidency, and thus we have a twice daily dose of positivity for the president.  The regularity of those reports — reportedly compiled by a staff of 10 at the Republican National Committee — has apparently died down since the departure/resignation of Priebus/Spicer, and who knows if the as-yet-unnamed new White House communications director will continue the practice.  In the meantime, I will sit here and think about what would have happened if, in high school, upon receiving my report card, I had returned it and requested that I (and my parents) be shown only the good grades, please. WATCH: Donald Trump vs. The Dictionary