Some members of Donald Trump's administration didn't know the president was picking a new FBI director until they saw his tweet, The Daily Beast reports.
Trump announced Christopher Wray as James Comey's replacement early Wednesday morning, and one senior administration official told the Daily Beast that White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders were not informed of the president's decision.
"Of course not," said the official.
"We woke up to this," another official said. "[Everyone in the White House] should all be used to this by now ... This is how [Trump] operates."
Trump has left staffers scrambling on several occasions because of his off-the-cuff tweeting, including when he fired Comey. The president then blamed his communications staff for not being able to manage the fallout soon after.
Trump has "this amazing ability to single-handedly shift the narrative, but more often than not he's shifting it in a direction that's not helpful," another White House official told the Daily Beast. "I don't know what he's going to say [during Comey's testimony], but it's making people nervous."
The White House has yet to send out a press release on Wray's nomination.
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