Donald Trump’s team cannot find the light switches to the cabinet room in which they conduct their meetings, and have to speak in the dark and feel their way out of the room, according to a report that sheds interesting detail on life inside the White House.
The claim has, inevitably, provoked mockery from those close to the previous administration. Pete Souza, photographer to Barack Obama, said on Twitter: “The light switch is on the wall right by the door.”
And Ronald Klain, aide to former Vice President Joe Biden, tweeted: “Remember the memes about VP Biden leaving a stumper for Trump? Well, light switch for the cabinet room was by the door last time I saw it.”
The unusual way of working was reported by the New York Times, which has spoken to dozens of White House insiders to paint a picture of a President who has apparently shown little change in behaviour since his campaign.