Donald Trump sure hopes someone is reading these things he’s signing

PICTURED: President Trump signs an executive order he says is “some piece of paper or something.”

PICTURED: When Trump was asked by waiting reporters what he was signing, he replied “some piece of paper.”

In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with ABC’s David Muir, President Donald Trump has said he “certainly hopes” at least somebody is reading the countless executive orders he’s signing every day.

“Well, yeah,” he said, nodding, when asked whether anyone was reading the orders. “I hope so. I do hope so, don’t you? I certainly hope so.”

“Do you wonder, sometimes?” asked Muir.

“I do, I do wonder,” said the President. “Reince comes in, and there’s the media all gathered, and he hands me these things, and you know, there’s no time, it’s like the terms and conditions. You know terms and conditions? Nobody reads these things. So anyway, I sign them, and I signed one the other day, and all of a sudden the whole neighborhood was evacuated.”

Asked whether he thought he should be reading his executive orders, he replied “No. No, I don’t think so.”

He was silent for a moment of contemplation, before continuing.

“I hire the best people. I mean people come up to me and say ‘Wow, Donald, these really are the best people,’ so you’d certainly hope they’re reading these things, and they’re saying so many wonderful things, and they’re saying biggest inauguration ever. You won’t report that of course, but that’s what people are saying.”

In another telling moment from the interview, Trump shared with ABC the letter President Obama left him in the Oval Office.

“I called to thank him after reading it,” said Trump. “It was truly thoughtful, so thoughtful, and I was so moved by the thought he’d put into it.”

The letter – of which the text has not yet been released in full, but was much longer than those traditionally written from President to President – contained a series of basic instructions titled “How to be President”, as well as a detailed description of what a Congress is and how it works.