How hard does President Donald Trump work? More specifically, what hours does he keep in the Oval Office?
Turns out that he's not there from sun up to sundown, or anything close to that. According to this report in The Washington Post (and others) today, Trump's schedule usually calls for his first staff meeting at 11 a.m. and lots of something called "executive time" in which he remains in the White House residence doing whatever he wants.
From The Post:
"Axios's Jonathan Swan reports that Trump has significantly curtailed his official schedule as president — to the point where his first meeting is often held at 11 a.m., and he spends almost the whole morning in his White House residence watching TV, tweeting and making phone calls. That chunk of his day, generally between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., is dubbed 'executive time' — a phrase that is bound to become the butt of plenty of jokes. Trump then has other periods of 'executive time' sprinkled in throughout his official work schedule, which is usually between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Nice work if you can get it. And a short commute, too!)
"The idea that Trump spends plenty of time on nonofficial pursuits isn't completely groundbreaking. A simple perusal of Trump's Twitter feed shows how much time he spends prosecuting feuds and responding to things he has clearly seen on TV, and it has been reported that being president hasn't been a particularly joyful pursuit for Trump."
-- Phillip Tutor