Apparently, some sort of “insider” leaked President Trump’s private schedule. Some are freaking out, because it indicates that he spends 60% of his day in “Executive Time.”
Some days, Executive Time totally predominates. For instance, he had 1 hour of scheduled meetings on Jan. 18 (with acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin) and 7 hours of Executive Time.
The day after the midterms, Trump’s schedule had 30 minutes for a chief of staff meeting and more than 7 hours for Executive Time.
It doesn’t necessarily mean he’s not working, so I don’t know what the big deal is. You can say a lot of things about Trump, but you CANNOT describe him as lazy. He’s anything but. Look at his life. Sorry, but this is weak at best.
Former chief of staff John Kelly introduced the concept of Executive Time because the president hated being locked into a regular schedule
Wait wait. Here’s the big admission:
“He’s always calling people, talking to people,” a senior White House official told us. “He’s always up to something; it’s just not what you would consider typical structure.”
There it is. It’s just not a big deal.
The president sometimes has meetings during Executive Time that he doesn’t want most West Wing staff to know about for fear of leaks. And his mornings sometimes include calls with heads of state, political meetings and meetings with counsel in the residence, which aren’t captured on these schedules.
Questioning his work ethic? C’mon. That’s just dumb. He’s constantly working, and everyone knows it.
Trump has responded on Twitter.
I should note that the White House is trying to track down the leaker.
“It’s not the content,” acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said. “It’s the fact that someone within the White House spent three months collecting this information, which is really, really hard to do.”
Exactly. Catch that creep.
h/t The Hill