Though Trump called his former aide a "gofer", judging from Sims's social media presence, it appears he occasionally had access to the president.
In writing his book, "Team of Vipers", Sims joined ranks with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, former deputy campaign manager David Bossie and former aide Omarosa Manigualt Newman, all of whom have written books on their time in the administration at varying levels of detail and, according to the White House, veracity. "I remember signing some paperwork", he said.
Dana Perino said she disagreed with Sims' actions, adding that a friend of hers said he is aiming to be "Alabama's Omarosa" - in reference to another ex-White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant who began attacking Trump after she was sacked. Advance excerpts have reportedly revealed embarrassing anecdotes about Trump and top White House officials.
The book takes particular aim at Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, referring to her as "a cartoon villain brought to life" and accusing her of leaking to reporters. He signed a non-disclosure agreement.
Moss, who is Zaid's law partner, explained in an email to Law&Crime that while a campaign NDA could be fine if they were only looking to enforce it regarding Sims' experiences before becoming a federal employee, they'd have trouble enforcing it when it comes to Sims' work as a White House staffer.
Within 20 minutes, both the president and the chief operating officer for Trump's campaign Michael Glassner had pointed out the NDA. "If Steve wasn't doing that, I bet you'd be ten points higher".
But in an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America", Sims pushed back against the notion he didn't have much access to Trump.