Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018

Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018

The president's private schedule, obtained by Jonathan Swan of Axios, revealed Trump often starts his official day as late as 11 a.m., and is holding far fewer meeting than he once did - "largely to meet [his] demands for more 'Executive Time, ' which nearly always means TV and Twitter time alone in the residence", officials said. Even close White House officials admit, Swan said, that this means the president will be watching TV and using Twitter "alone in the residence".

In addition, Trump apparently shrunk his official schedule in order to spend more "executive time" at the White House - which largely is spent tweeting and watching television.

Trump has his first meeting of the day with Chief of Staff John Kelly at 11am. He notes that George W. Bush usually got to the Oval Office by 6:45am, while Barack Obama generally started his day with a workout and got to the office by 9am or 10am, according to former aides.

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Trump typically ends his day around 6 p.m. and retreats to the residence, where he and First Lady Melania Trump maintain separate quarters and can go days without seeing each other. Not counting "Executive Time" from 8am to 11am, Trump's real timetable begins with a security briefing at 11am, which tends to be followed by more "Executive Time" before lunch, Swan writes.

President Donald Trump will be in attendance for Monday's national title game between Alabama and Georgia, but he isn't expected to do an on-camera interview for ESPN. Trump has additional sessions of Executive Time throughout his official day as well. A vast number of federal positions are still left unfilled almost a year into Trump's presidency.

The schedules Axios refers to in its report are used internally in the White House and are more detailed than those released publicly, the news site reports. He most notably questioned anchor Jemele Hill after she called him a white supremacist.

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