Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Leak of Trump's 'easy' daily schedule prompts White House fury

Leak of Trump's 'easy' daily schedule prompts White House fury

The news site said the 51 private schedules it obtained reveal that, since November 7, one day after the 2018 midterm election cycle, during which the Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives, Trump has spent about 297 hours in executive time and about 77 hours in meetings that included policy planning, legislative strategy and video recordings. "It shows that perhaps the people that work for him don't like him very much, but you just don't do this".

Axios reported Sunday on the series of schedules provided by "a White House source", which revealed according to their analysis that the president spends "around 60% of his scheduled time over the past 3 months in unstructured "Executive Time".

"Executive time" is the term administration staff use to describe when the president is in the residence watching television, talking on the phone and tweeting.

Historians note that early in his presidency, Bill Clinton was habitually late and often deviated from the planned schedule. For example, on January 18, Trump's scheduled seven hours of "Executive Time" and one hour of meetings.

It's always reassuring to hear that the president of the United States may have a more lax schedule than the rest of us.

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Mr Trump spent 297 hours and 15 minutes in executive time compared to just over 77 hours of scheduled meetings over the period, as well as 51 hours in travel and 39 hours in lunch, according to the 95-page report. Leaks from within the Trump White House have even become commonplace over the past two years.

Room in the White House residence where he skimmed the headlines of The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Washington Times as "Fox & Friends" played in the background. As per Axios, "executive time" on the President's schedule doesn't exactly indicate that he was not working.

When a White House staffer leaked the details of President Donald Trump's schedule to Axios, it caused a stir about how he actually spends his days.

Sources in the White House said that the recent leak has incited a flurry of finger-pointing as the administration scrambles to plug the leak of damaging information.

'President Trump has ignited a booming economy with lower taxes and higher wages, established the U.S. as the #1 producer of oil and gas in the world, remade our judiciary, rebuilt our military, and renegotiated better trade deals. "It's indisputable that our country has never been stronger than it is today under the leadership of President Trump". What is clear, according to news reports and those close to the president, is that he prefers succinct presentations with more visual elements than those that were prepared for his predecessors.

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