Axios: Trump's 'Executive Time' Contrasts With Structured Predecessors

Trump reportedly had about 300 hours of unstructured 'Executive Time' since the midterms, 77 hours of meetings

Trump reportedly had about 300 hours of unstructured 'Executive Time' since the midterms, 77 hours of meetings

Chris Whipple, author of The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency and presidential schedule-whiz, told Axios, "The most important asset in any presidency is the president's time".

Other regular events recorded on the schedules include Congressional meetings, state functions and travel. During that time, according to Axios, Trump talks on the phone, posts tweets, and watches TV.

Several conservatives and allies of the president expressed similar concern over the leak and also defended the president from accusations that the unstructured time in his schedule proves he's not productive. The latest set of leaks, released to Axios, however, show the private schedule of President Trump for just about every day since the midterm elections. "What these don't show are the hundreds of calls and meetings @realDonaldTrump takes everyday".

"He's always up to something; it's just not what you would consider typical structure".

"Executive time" consumed many of Mr. Trump's mornings, with his first meetings of the day often occurring at 11 a.m., according to Axios.

Additionally, schedules stated that Trump was to be in the Oval Office from 8 a.m.to 11 a.m., but according to six White House sources, he instead spent the time in his residence watching television, reading the news and reacting to it by calling administration officials, aides, Congress members, informal advisers and his friends.

When a White House staffer leaked the details of President Donald Trump's schedule to Axios, it caused a stir about how he actually spends his days.

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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.

Conway explained that the version of the schedule that leaked is distributed daily to 388 people in the administration, but very few have access to an even more detailed presidential agenda.

Sanders highlighted what she called "a booming economy with lower taxes and higher wages" and a "rebuilt" military as key achievements, as well as the president's many federal judge appointments and his aggressive - or ostracizing, depending on the view - positions on trade negotiations.

"President Trump has a different leadership style than his predecessors and the results speak for themselves", she wrote.

"Let's go back in Alexi and Jonathan's emails two years like Obama did, let's go through all their phone records, let's pull their bank records, let's pull their credit reports, let's look at their parents' emails like they did to [investigated Fox News reporter James] Rosen", he said.

The news site reported that former White House chief of staff John Kelly, who exited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in December, installed the concept of "executive time", because the president purportedly hated being locked into a structured schedule.

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