President Trump has completely wiped away a set of White House transparencies that allow great public scrutiny and accountability to the nation’s highest office – he has made the White House visitor log secret. This is the same log that President Obama published for the world to see on the White House website.
According to The New York Times, “The decision — which White House officials said was necessary for reasons of national security — was the latest attempt by President Trump, who has promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington, to shield his activities from scrutiny. It effectively bars the public from knowing which activists, lobbyists, political donors and others are gaining access to the president and his aides on a daily basis.”
The White House communications director, Mike Dubke, added that the secrecy was necessary due to “the grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.”
Trump’s new blanket policy has already received harsh criticism by government watchdog and citizen advocacy groups – multiple lawsuits have already been filed to force the administration to release the records.
But one man has taken matters into his own hands. That man’s name is Pete Souza. And while you might not recognize his name, you have most certainly seen his work. And as Independent points out, he has gained a massive following on Instagram for his posts the point out hilarious, ironic differences between the Obama and Trump administrations.
Here is his latest perfection: