Trump reportedly spends 60 percent of schedule in unstructured "executive time"

Trump has spent about 60 percent of his time over the last 3 months in ‘Executive Time’ Leaked White House schedules

Trump has spent about 60 percent of his time over the last 3 months in ‘Executive Time’ Leaked White House schedules

In documents leaked to U.S. news website Axios, Trump's schedule shows how he has spent his time between November 6 all the way to February 1. Each day's schedule places Trump in "Location: Oval Office" from 8 to 11 a.m.

The White House has not responded to CNN's request for comment about the report.

The White House residence where Donald Trump lives with his family.

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.

The extensive schedules leaked to Axios appear to confirm years of headlines about Trump's time in the White House: his distaste for extensive briefings and lengthy meetings and his preference for time to himself to freewheel and deal much as he did during his time as a New York City real estate and reality TV personality.

On Sunday, when the Axios story broke, Trump was finishing up a round of golf with Mulvaney at his golf club in Jupiter, Florida.




Axios obtained the president's day-to-day schedules from an unidentified White House source. 'He's always up to something; it's just not what you would consider typical structure'.

Trump is understood to watch television, read newspapers and make phone calls In Executive Time. The news portal has access to copies of Trump's personal schedules. "The more detailed schedule revealed it was an interview with the right-wing Daily Caller, according to a source with direct knowledge", Axios reported. As per Axios, "executive time" on the President's schedule doesn't exactly indicate that he was not working.

In particular George W Bush had a tightly packed schedule that was booked out months in advance.

Clinton's day would typically begin with a 9 a.m. meeting with his chief of staff in the Oval Office.

He would finish his workday about 5.30 or 6pm. Even with Clinton, though, that unstructured time was due largely to the President's penchant for getting involved in the details of governing.

Mr Obama also had unscheduled time but these were rare and usually happened before an important event such as a foreign trip or State of the Union address. The news about the president's schedule revolving around watching TV and tweeting has been previously revealed - and it does not come as a surprise to the political observers and social media users who have noticed how the president's tweets often reflect the programming on Fox News. However, he eventually settled into a routine starting with meetings about 9am and continuing well into the evening.

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