White House staffers believed the then-president himself had blocked the pipes by trying to flush ripped-up pieces of paper, according to the “Confidence Man” author. Axios shared details from the book, scheduled for release later this year, on Thursday.
The new reporting comes amid rising scrutiny of Trump’s handling of White House records. The National Archives and Records Administration this week announced that it had retrieved 15 boxes of documents, including torn-up papers and potentially classified materials, that were moved to the former president’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida when he left office, possibly in violation of the Presidential Records Act.
Twitter users, meanwhile, scoffed at the toilet report: