"Executive Time": White House Rebrands the Hours Trump Spends on Twitter


The site claims that the start of Trump's working day is known as "Executive Time" that is meant to take place in the Oval Office but actually takes place in the White House residence.

The late official start contrasts with Mr Trump's early months in the White House and with previous presidents.

On Tuesday, for instance, Trump's day will last from 11 a.m.to 4:15 p.m.

After 6, Trump eats dinner and makes phone calls, watching TV and occasionally firing off tweets in response to things he sees on one of his three TV screens.

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And, as Swan reports, that's far later than former President George W. Bush, who reported for duty at the Oval Office at eye-wateringly early 6:45 a.m.

On Sunday (7 January) he attacked CNN's Jake Tapper with the tweet: "Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration".

I know, we shouldn't be shocked at this.

But it's still a little shocking (if sadly unsurprising) to learn that Trump spends his entire morning on tasks nearly entirely unrelated to the affairs of state.

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("Executive Time", he explained, is allegedly time Trump spends in the Oval Office, but in reality the president is much more likely to retreat to his residence during those hours to watch TV and rage-tweet.) According to Swan, Trump "usually has a meeting or two during the day", but spends the bulk of his time watching cable news, scrolling through Twitter, or making phone calls.

"The President is one of the hardest workers I've ever seen and puts in long hours and long days almost every day of the week all year long", Sanders said Sunday. "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 added. "To describe his work ethic as anything other than yeoman-like is ridiculous, and everybody knows it", he repeated.

Trump has spent almost a third of his time since Inauguration Day playing golf.

Trump apparently used to work longer hours and have more meetings at the beginning of his presidency, but he didn't like that and made some changes.

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And, as Sargent further reflects, the news kneecaps Trump's campaign promises that he would rarely take a day off from being president.