Trump has reportedly huddled with Matt Drudge in the Oval Office

A new report from Politico characterizes President Donald Trump as a president who craves good press — and even lets the media, including the influential conservative news titan Matt Drudge, set the agenda for the day.

Trump has invited the reclusive Drudge to the Oval Office, and Drudge frequently communicates with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, according to the report.

While Drudge's visits to the White House have gone unreported, according to Politico, Drudge's influence manifests itself in other ways.

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May 1, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council

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April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses

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April 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Establishment of Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy

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April 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy

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April 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs

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April 26, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education

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April 26, 2017 

Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

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April 25, 2017 

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

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April 21, 2017 

Presidential Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

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April 18, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

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March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Regarding the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

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March 31, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

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March 29, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

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March 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

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March 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders

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March 13, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

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March 6, 2017

Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

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February 24, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

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February 9, 2017

Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

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February 9, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

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February 9, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

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February 9, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

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February 3, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

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January 30, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

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January 28, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Ethics Commitments By Executive Branch Appointees

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January 27, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

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January 25, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

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January 25, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

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January 24, 2017

Presidential Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects

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January 20, 2017

Presidential Executive Order on Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

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When Kushner and Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, were publicly feuding earlier this month over the direction of Trump's agenda, the Drudge Report blared an anti-Bannon headline, causing speculation that Bannon would be demoted or fired.

Politico also reported that Kushner regularly calls MSNBC host Joe Scarborough in order to push his personal agenda at the expense of competing West Wing factions.

Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, has three TVs in his office that are always tuned to cable news — and what's covered in the morning news often sets the agenda for the daily 8 a.m. meeting, Politico reported, creating an odd feedback loop.

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How media coverage will play out is often central to Trump's decision-making process. Staffers say that the best way to advise Trump is to give him a single course of action — and tell what the media will think.

"You don't walk in with a traditional presentation, like a binder or a PowerPoint. He doesn't care. He doesn't consume information that way," a senior administration official told Politico.

"You go in and tell him the pros and cons, and what the media coverage is going to be like," the official said.

And nothing is too small to ignore. Trump staffers complained to Politico that the media didn't give them enough credit for the Easter Egg Roll, which "went off without a hitch."

Senior administration officials also told the publication that they've never seen Trump — a man who's prone to outbursts — angrier than when the media compared the crowd sizes at Trump's inauguration to Obama's in 2008.

As the 100-day deadline of the Trump presidency on Saturday, Trump has implored his staff to make a big show to prompt favorable media coverage.

But, staffers say, "there is no way we can do everything he wants to do this week," reports Politico.

Another White House official put it differently.

"I kind of pooh-poohed the experience stuff when I first got here," a White House official told Politico. "But this s--- is hard."

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