WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three senior administration officials have lost their jobs in recent weeks over a “total and complete failure” to consistently provide President Donald J. Trump with his preferred type of morning bagels, according to an internal White House memo obtained by The New York Times.
The memo, which sheds light on the extent of Mr. Trump’s “borderline obsession” with bagels, is one of seven documents leaked by anonymous administration officials this week. “One dozen plain bagels are to be hand-delivered to the Oval Office no later than 7:45 a.m. Monday through Friday,” states a January 28 memorandum by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. “It is imperative that you check, check, and recheck to ensure you have the correct bagels as POTUS does not tolerate mistakes,” Priebus wrote.
“There’s an unspoken rule that you don’t approach the president until he’s had a chance to eat his first bagel,” a senior White House official who spoke on condition of anonymity told The New York Times. The official said that on average, President Trump consumes around eleven bagels a day. “He eats them whole – sometimes one after another,” the official revealed, later adding that President Trump has a propensity to double his daily bagel intake during times of increased stress. “He plowed through about two dozen bagels when the court suspended his immigration ban,” the official said. “We had aides hitting all the bakeries in Washington just to keep him happy.”
In a November 10 communication between Reince Priebus and Vice President-elect Mike Pense, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee described the circumstances surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s abrupt termination as head of the Trump transition team. “[Christie] brought in onion bagels again today,” Priebus explained, continuing, “Trump got annoyed; the man’s a stickler for detail.”
Reince Priebus found himself in hot water this week after questions concerning his performance as White House Chief of Staff came to light. “The general consensus is that [Priebus] is in way over his head,” a close friend of President Trump said during an interview with The Washington Post. “I mean, the guy can’t even train his staff to get a bagel order right.”