Report Reveals Trump Has Started The Year Taking More Time Off And Working Less
Donald Trump’s new year resolution seems to be to work less and take more time off. According to White House documents obtained by Jonathan Swan of Axios.com, Trump has started the year by starting his work days later and ending the day earlier.
Trump doesn’t begin his workday until 11 a.m. and is taking fewer meetings. He is also demanding more “executive time” for himself. According to Swan, close White House officials have admitted that Trump will be spending more time watching television and using Twitter.
“The schedule says Trump has ‘Executive Time’ in the Oval Office every day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.,” wrote Swan, “but the reality is he spends that time in his residence, watching TV, making phone calls and tweeting. Trump comes down for his first meeting of the day, which is often an intelligence briefing, at 11 a.m.”
Swan’s report states that Trump begins his day at 11 a.m. and finishes his day by 4:15 in the afternoon. In comparison, former President Barack Obama usually had an early morning workout and arrived at the Oval Office by 8:30 every morning.
Trump spent a lot of time criticizing Obama for golfing from time to time, but Trump takes more time off than he works. In his first year of his presidency, Trump spent a third of his time on a golf course. It seems that that wasn’t enough off-time for him.
“He’s calling people, watching TV, tweeting, and generally taking the same loose, improvisational approach to being president that he took to running the Trump Organization for so many years,” wrote Swan. “Old habits die hard.”