Trump govt time protection, dedicates the vast majority of his hours.
President Donald Trump’s govt assistant has come to the U.S. chief’s protection following studies that the president dedicates the vast majority of his hours within the Oval Workplace to unstructured “govt time.”
“This POTUS is working tougher for the American folks than anybody in current historical past,” Madeleine Westerhout, who serves because the president’s private secretary, tweeted on Sunday.
Westerhout’s assertion got here in response to a Sunday report from Axios revealing the main points of Trump’s “leaked non-public schedules,” which recommended that Trump had been dedicating a mean of 60 p.c of every day to “govt time,” together with watching tv, tweeting and taking telephone calls.
In her tweet, Westerhout blasted the leak as a “disgraceful breach of belief.”
“What these [schedules] don’t present are the a whole lot of calls and assembly @realDonaldTrump takes on a regular basis,” she continued, earlier than including that Trump works tougher for the American folks “than anybody in current historical past.”
Based on Axios’s evaluation of Trump’s schedule because the November 6 midterm elections by means of February 1, the president devoted 297 hours and 15 minutes out of 502 hours to unstructured “govt time.”
By comparability, the U.S. chief’s diary had roughly 77 hours of scheduled conferences included, in addition to round 51 hours of whole journey time, as is famous within the beneath Statista chart. In the meantime, practically 40 hours had been devoted to consuming lunch.
The president has lengthy been identified to dedicate a big period of time to watching tv on the White Home, along with taking time to learn some newspapers and converse with members of Congress, aides and casual advisers about what he reads within the press.
Six sources with direct data of the U.S. chief’s schedule advised Axios that the president usually wakes up earlier than 6 a.m. however hardly ever makes it into the Oval Workplace earlier than mid-morning. As well as, they mentioned that the president’s first assembly of the day is usually held between 11 and 11:30 a.m. and is usually with intelligence officers or his chief of workers.
One senior White Home official, who spoke on the situation of anonymity, advised Axios that whereas Trump’s non-public time nonetheless overlapped with work time, it was not the “typical” work one would possibly count on.
“He’s all the time calling folks, speaking to folks. He’s all the time as much as one thing; it’s simply not what you’ll contemplate typical construction,” the White Home official advised Axios.