The White House is banning its employees from using their own personal brains while at work in the West Wing, despite concerns among some staffers that this will make them less effective at their jobs.
Chief of Staff John Kelly was nevertheless adamant that the rule take immediate effect.
“The President isn’t asking you to do something he doesn’t already do himself.”
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that this was not a drastic change in direction, but little more than an acknowledgement of the existing situation.
“This merely codifies informal rules already long practiced in the White House.”
The ban has been put in place due to security concerns, and for President Trump’s peace of mind.
“He’s just not comfortable knowing these devices are being used anywhere near him.”