The former director of the Office of Government Ethics said he would round up staffers for daily meditation sessions as a way to cope with the Trump administration.
Walter Shaub, who resigned from his post in July, told CBNC, “We weren’t prepared for the chaos in this administration. We weren’t prepared for the assault on us.”
Shaub said he used the meditation app Headspace and attracted anywhere from six to 12 staffers on a daily basis.
“It kind of made us strong in weathering a very tumultuous storm at the time. Of the ones who came regularly, they loved it, and we all seemed to hunger for it,” he said.
Shaub, who headed the OGE from 2013 until his resignation last year, clashed with Trump on numerous occasions.
Even before the President’s inauguration, he said Trump’s plan to avoid conflicts of interest “doesn’t meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and that every president in the past four decades has met.”
When he left the White House, Shaub made his grievances clear in an interview with the New York Times and said the country was “pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.”