US government officials have been employed to tape together documents routinely ripped up by President Donald Trump, as tearing them into pieces is his habitual way of disposing with correspondence.

Under the Presidential Records Act, the White House must preserve all papers that the president touches, sending them to the National Archives for safekeeping.

But Trump has, over his career, developed a habit of ripping up paper after he's finished, throwing it in the bin or on the floor.

Solomon Lartey, who earned US$65,969 as a records management analyst, was sent the papers to put back together with sticky tape - describing his work as being "like a jigsaw".

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