Although everybody knows the Jared Kushners and the 15 or so communications directors supporting Trump in his quest to make America just so great, but there are several unsung heroes slaving away behind the scenes to put the dream together. One of those patriots is a man named Andrew Hemming. Hemming is the White House director of rapid response, per Politico, and what that practically means is that Hemming spends the entirety of his day:
... immersed in cable television, Twitter, print and online media to suss out positive stories about Trump, which he blasts back out to his list of more than 1,000 influencers—mainly reporters, but also television talking heads—who together craft the overall story of Trump’s presidency.
(Hemming declined to comment for Politico’s story.)
And although it’s not especially unheard of for an administration to attempt to promote their victories, Hemming’s job extends quite a bit beyond that. According to Vice, Hemming prepares a folder for the president twice a day that includes:
... screenshots of positive cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful.
Presumably, they also are loaded with “killer graphics.”
For all of this incredibly worthwhile and rewarding work, Hemming is paid $89,000 a year in tax-payer money. Making Trump feel happy is worth every cent.