Trump Spends Up To Eight Hours Laying In Bed Watching TV, And Tweeting Each Day: Report
People close to Trump told The New York Times that President Donald Trump spends at least four hours a day in front of a TV each day, and sometimes spends as many as eight hours watching television.
Trump begins each day around 5:30 a.m. by turning on CNN before quickly flipping to Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” He occasionally watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because it works him up, Trump’s friends told the Times.
“Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television.”
From watching television to playing golf, all Trump seems to be interested in is wasting time. Trump is frittering away his presidency by watching cable news and tweeting. He isn’t too interested in leading the country. He no knowledge or policy agenda.
Trump appears to be using the presidency as a prop for personal validation. The consistently insecure Trump constantly craves praise, but the more he fails, the less praise he gets. This dynamic has set into motion a vicious cycle where instead of governing, Trump lashes out at those who he feels like don’t give him the credit that he thinks he deserves.
Trump’s favorite programs include “Fox & Friends” as well as Fox News primetime shows from Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro. Trump sometimes “hate-watches” CNN host Don Lemon, according to the report.
The Times also reports that the only people allowed to touch the remote control for the White House television are Trump and White House technical support staffers.
Trump also had a 60-inch flat screen TV installed in his private White House dining room, according to Time magazine.