Donald Trump needed to be informed that a team of reporters would no longer follow him around since he was no longer the president: report
According to documents made public by the DOJ, during the FBI's raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence on August 8, top-secret documents were taken.
Then, advisors had to explain why the former president could no longer use a press pool for his events after he asked reporters to cover a private event he was hosting.
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One instance of this, according to the Post, was when Trump requested that his team use a press pool — reporters who accompany presidents on official trips — for a gathering at Mar-a-Lago.
The Washington Post quoted an unnamed former aide as saying, "We had to explain to him that he didn't have a group standing around waiting for him anymore.".
According to two sources who spoke to the Post, the advisers ultimately pulled the journalists away from Mar-a-Lago for other reasons.
According to four unnamed Trump advisers who spoke to the Post, once Trump left office, he became dissatisfied with his reduced lifestyle, ...
...which included fewer Secret Service agents, no access to Air Force One, and less media attention than when he was president.
Trump has stayed at Mar-a-Lago for the majority of his time since leaving office, playing golf six days a week and taking ...
...advantage of the opportunity to dine in front of adoring fans who cheer his entrances and exits from the dining room.
An unnamed Trump confidant told the Washington Post that although his desire for attention hasn't diminished, that's where he gets it these days.
According to the Post, Trump is now running for re-election to the White House and has spent less time being questioned by aides and listening to criticism from political rivals, associates, and unbiased journalists.
He announced on November 24 that he would run for president in 2024, but he is still dealing with growing legal and political issues. A Trump representative did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.