Now, Trump is effectively running the White House the same way:

The Trump ‘n’ Rudy show of the past few days has operated entirely independently of the White House communications department.

Giuliani and Trump are playing a different game, and the staff inside the building only learn about the plays by watching them on TV.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders effectively conceded yesterday she’s been operating in the dark with her previous answers to questions about payments made to Stormy Daniels. (It’s not the first time Sanders has had to repeat lines from her boss that have quickly proven false.)