According to them, no one can convince trump to abandon this habit.
Mr Lartey told the political news site that his entire department was dedicated to the task of taping paper back together in the opening months of the Trump administration.
"He ripped papers into tiny pieces", said Solomon Lartey, a former White House records management employee.
Trump ripped the papers into tiny pieces, say former staffers.
Donald Trump regularly rips up official papers that White House staff have to tape back together to prevent him breaking the law, according to a U.S. media report. White House aides said Trump likes to rip papers up when he's finished with them, and even when told the paperwork needed to go to the archives, he couldn't kick the habit.
When staffers realised they wouldn't be able to break the president of this now potentially illegal habit, they made a decision to clean it up for him, in order to make sure he wasn't violating the law, Politico reported.
Mr Lartey, 54, said he was sacked at the end of the work day on March 23, with no warning. And they got this story instead, with an aside about their being fired dutifully recorded near the end of the piece.
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Lartey and Young, who worked for the government for decades, said they both have not received explanations for why they were abruptly dismissed from their jobs.
The job of the records management analysts working in the Old Executive Office Building next door to the White House has changed considerably under the Trump administration, according to a Sunday Politico report. "I would never have thought I would have gotten fired".
"We had to endure this under the Trump administration", Young told Politico.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment about the practice. "I had a letter from [Senate Minority Leader Chuck] Schumer - he tore it up", he said.
Young said Tuesday he can't speak as to why Trump was tearing up official documents but said he had posed questions to his immediate supervisor "for her to challenge our director to the validity of us doing this type of work".
"When she walked me out and took my badge and the gate close behind me - it was like, damn, that's 20 years of White House service, gone", Lartey said.