The president of the United States doesn’t need a cabinet.
But his top aides do, and they’re using office supplies as an example of how to live life, not just work it.
The president’s chief of staff, Andrew Card, said the president likes to bring his wife, Michelle, and daughters, Malia and Sasha, to the White House to shop for his office supplies.
And, in his personal office, the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has made his office supply list a virtual encyclopedia of office supplies from office chairs to desks to filing cabinets.
The White House is a place where he can make an effort to shop, Card said.
And that’s where it gets a little more interesting.
Card said the administration uses a variety of supplies, including office chairs, office tables, office filing cabinets, computers, pens, and other office accessories, at its daily offices.
It’s a mix of office space and office supplies, and it’s an effort Card sees as more than just a little bit of fun.
“It’s a reflection of the president as a person, a reflection, as a husband and a father,” Card said during a Thursday afternoon interview on “The View.”
Card, who is married to Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the President, is the president of Kushner Companies, which provides a variety and quality of services to the president.
It is not a political position.
“What we do is very much in keeping with the American Dream, which is to be able to be a productive citizen,” Card told “The Watch.”
In a way, it’s a way to keep his staff busy, Card added.
“He likes to keep them focused on the mission.
That’s the thing.
It helps keep the office going.”
Card said that while the president loves shopping, he does not want to buy everything on the market.
“But he does want to have the things that he needs,” Card added, saying that while he has no plans to spend his time on the presidential campaign trail, he is “comfortable spending money on office supplies.”
Card is a former retail executive, working in the retail industry before going to law school.
He was one of the top executives at a major department store chain when it went bankrupt, he said.
He is a lifelong Democrat, but he does believe in supporting candidates who are up for election.
“I think if there’s a Democrat running for office, I’d vote for him, whether he’s in the House or Senate,” Card explained.
“Because the people who are running for president, I believe, should represent us.”
Card went on to say that he thinks that the president has an obligation to keep a supply list in place to help keep the White.
“The president is the commander in chief,” Card concluded.
He added that, although he doesn’t feel as though he’s doing anything wrong, Card is trying to make sure the administration’s supply list is up to date.
“You’re not going to be buying your office supplies the way you used to,” Card joked.
“Just because you bought the latest and greatest stuff doesn’t mean you have to buy a new set of office chairs every year.”