Someone leaked Trump’s private schedule which revealed that he doesn’t show up for work until 11 AM at the earliest and spends most of his time eating, watching TV, and tweeting.
Jonathan Swan of Axios reported:
President Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings, according to copies of his private schedule shown to Axios. This is largely to meet Trump’s demands for more “Executive Time,” which almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence, officials tell us.
Trump’s days in the Oval Office are relatively short – from around 11am to 6pm, then he’s back to the residence. During that time he usually has a meeting or two, but spends a good deal of time making phone calls and watching cable news in the dining room adjoining the Oval. Then he’s back to the residence for more phone calls and more TV.
First, Michael Wolff’s book and now a leak of Trump’s private schedule. It is almost as if there are people inside the White House who are trying to alert the American people to the truth about Trump.
On the rare occasion when Trump is in the White House, he is barely working. The President spends his days plopped down in front of cable news, firing off half-baked tweets, and shoving food in his face. A meeting or two a day is nothing. Trump should have double that amount of meetings before lunch. Obama worked out before coming to work and was in the Oval Office by 9 AM. Obama was also a well known night owl who worked well into the late night hours. George W. Bush was an early bird who was in the Oval Office by 6:45 AM. The Bush administration tended to hold their daily press briefing earlier, roughly between 10 AM and noon. The Obama administration was more of a late morning early afternoon briefing. Trump’s briefings are late in the day often not until between 2 and 4 PM, which reflects his need for TV time in the early afternoon.
It isn’t your imagination. Trump isn’t showing up for work as president. The oldest president in history is also the laziest, as Trump has taken the term do nothing politician to a whole other level.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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