As career staffers who were abruptly forced to resign earlier this year, Solomon Lartey and Reginald Young Jr. told Politico that they were paid almost $66,000 a year to tape back together official documents that went through the Oval Office. White house employees have to glue the pieces of paper to avoid being accused of violating the law.
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.
"I'm looking at my director, and saying, 'Are you guys serious?'" Young told Politico.
Solomon Lartey, 54, who earned $66,000 (£50,000) prior to his dismissal in March, gave a similar account of Trump's alleged bad habit.
It has been reported that the United States president regularly tears up papers he is legally required to keep, meaning staff have no choice but to somehow retrieve them. "I had a letter from [Chuck] Schumer-[Trump] tore it up", Lartey says. One of his colleagues, Reginald Young Jr., confirmed that he and other career government officials were given this task.
To ensure he wasn't breaking the law, staffers would pick up the pieces, and send the fragments to the records management team.
According to the Presidential Records Act, the White House is required to keep and log all records that the president touches for historical purposes.
The documents were picked up off the floor and pulled from the trash can of the Oval Office and Trump's private residence, and then sent to records management across the street from the White House to be mended before being shipped off to the National Archives to be properly filed away.
Some in the White House called this habit his "unofficial filing system".
Lartey said he was never given an explanation for his firing, which he said came at the end of the day on March 23.
'It felt like the lowest form of work you can take on without having to empty the trash cans'.
Ironic thing about this is that the people who revealed this to Politico had contacted the publication for a story about how they were unjustly fired.
Former Washington aides claim they were regularly asked to tape up documents that Mr Trump had torn up.