Business Insider/Amber McCarthy Donald Trump has announced plans to ban the use of children as spokespeople in his administration, a move that would reportedly make it harder for people to get information from his White House.
According to The Associated Press, Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Monday that would ban children under the age of 5 from speaking in the White House, but not from working in his White Houses.
It would be a first for the presumptive Republican nominee.
Trump has long been vocal about the need to have a White House staff of more than four adults, who would serve in a similar role to a full-time government employee.
The idea is that there is a large number of people working in the West Wing and it’s important for them to be able to hear from their bosses as well as to speak to their colleagues,” said Eric Schultz, a White house aide for George W. Bush.
Trump, who has been criticized for not keeping a close eye on his staff and his tweets, said the move would be “the right thing to do.”
The Associated Press has also reported that the Trump administration is working on a plan to change how the White Houses website displays pictures of children.
The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.