Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Business | By Max Garcia

Trump Makes Video Look Earlier than Reporters

Trump Makes Video Look Earlier than Reporters

A shocking new report from Axios details exactly how much time President Trump spends working - or more accurately, how little. The U.S. leader has been demanding more "Executive Time" for his days - which officials indicated "almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence", according to Axios.

The president's mornings, from 8 a.m. 11 a.m., are blocked off for something called "Executive Time" in the Oval Office - which apparently consists of Trump watching television, making phone calls, and tweeting.

Former President George W. Bush would arrive in the Oval Office by 6:45 a.m., and former President Obama would arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. after his morning workout.

After that, he has just over an hour of executive time, followed by a meeting with HR McMaster, his national security adviser, then a meeting with his personnel chief, Johnny DeStefano, at 3.45pm.

But as The Washington Post's Greg Sargent suggests, Swan's report "firmly [quantifies] the disturbing amount of time that Trump spends on such non-official pursuits as hyping the latest Fox News report or prosecuting personal feuds with, well, everyone".

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The report emerged amid separate claims that White House lawyers are now preparing for Trump to be interviewed by the official investigation into Russian election meddling. "It has been noted by reporters many times that they wish he would slow down because they sometimes have trouble keeping up with him", she said in a statement to Axios. "To describe his work ethic as anything other than yeoman-like is ridiculous, and everybody knows it", he repeated.

A White House spokesman defended Trump as "one of the hardest workers I have ever seen" and said he works when in the residence. Never mind the fact that Republican Trump has spent more time on the links than his Democratic predecessor.

The Saturday Night Live skit, if it is not already written, is close to done.

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