Nothing Trump does or says really qualifies as “shocking” or even “surprising” anymore, but if literally any other candidate said this, it would definitely qualify as both. While every other candidate campaigns on the idea of making government as transparent as possible, Trump is going in the exact opposite direction.
Via The Hill, Trump wants any Federal employee who works in his inner circle to sign a non-disclosure agreement. And just in case you thought the reason might be somehow related to national security or some other legitimate function, think again. The sole reason Trump wants this is to prevent anyone from writing negative books about his (admittedly fictional because it will never happen) Presidency:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would try to prevent inside accounts of a Trump White House from leaking out years later.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post published Saturday, Trump said he would want high-level federal employees to sign nondisclosure agreements.
“When people are chosen by a man to go into government at high levels, and then they leave government and they write a book about a man and say a lot of things that were really guarded and personal, I don’t like that,” Trump said.
Add this piece of evidence to the growing stack that shows that Trump is the smallest, most insecure man who has ever come even reasonably close to the office of the Presidency.