Leaked Trump schedules shows 60% of time unstructured

#ExecutiveTime Takes Off on Twitter After 3 Months of Trump's Daily Schedules Leaked

You just kiss some babies and call it a day.

White House reporters have long described these periods, distinct to Trump's tenure as commander-in-chief, as essentially unstructured: Chafing at tight scheduling, he has preferred open-ended periods where he can mix favorite activities including watching cable news, tweeting and talking with friends, aides, reporters and lawmakers.

The leaked schedules, which cover nearly every working day since the midterms on November 6, show Mr Trump spends about 60 per cent of his day in "executive time", according to Axios.

Though the schedule shows Trump in the Oval Office between 8am and 11am, he is often in the White House residence watching TV, tweeting, reading the news, and making phone calls to various foreign leaders and political allies, sources told Axios. He spends ever more time in front of a television, often retreating to his residence out of concern that he is being watched too closely.

The schedules show that Trump's first meeting of the day typically isn't until 11 or 11.30am.

The weekend report on news site axios.com angered the White House, which did not deny the details of what appears to be a rather easy typical day at the office for the world's most powerful man.

Axios obtained the president's day-to-day schedules from an unidentified White House source.

Based on its analysis, the president spent roughly 60 percent of his total working day in "executive time" over the last ninety days.

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Sanders disputes that assessment, contending Trump's schedule allows "for a more creative environment that has helped make him the most productive president in modern history".

"What a disgraceful breach of trust to leak schedules", Director of Oval Office Operations Madeleine Westerhout wrote on Twitter Sunday.

FILE - President Donald Trump's glass of Diet Coke with the presidential seal on it sits on his desk in front of his phones in the Oval Office at the White House, in Washington, Dec. 11, 2018. "Have more executive time, I say".

'President Trump has ignited a booming economy with lower taxes and higher wages, established the US as the #1 producer of oil and gas in the world, remade our judiciary, rebuilt our military, and renegotiated better trade deals.

"Trump is a guy who gives new meaning to the notion of an unstructured presidency", Whipple said.

Joy Behar argued that the leak happened because Trump's staff is "scared" of his instability, but Abby Huntsman came to Hostin's defense by saying those staffers should just quit if they disagree with the president this strongly.

During that time Axios counted 297 hours Trump spent in "executive time" from 51 private schedules it was given.

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