February 28, 2021

Trump’s habit of tearing up papers could leave a ‘hole’ in history as White House records may never be complete, worried experts say

Several historians are voicing concern about collecting Trump’s White House records because of the administration’s bad track record of preserving documents.

The president is also known to have a tendency of ripping up documents before throwing them away, previously forcing aides to spend hours taping documents back together.

The transfer of documents to the National Archives and Records — which by law has to be completed on January 20 — has already been delayed because of Trump’s long-lasting refusal to concede.

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Historians are growing increasingly concerned about collecting Trump’s White House records because of the administration’s inconsistency with preserving documents and the president’s long-standing habit of ripping up papers, the Associated Press (AP) reported Saturday.

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